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The Unbearable Bassington (Edwardian Collection)

by Saki

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Assembled Stories .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Unabridged Audio - Fiction/General,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Classics

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPeter Joyce (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12050710M
    ISBN 101860154492
    ISBN 109781860154492
    OCLC/WorldCa42249974

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      ‘The Unbearable Bassington” was first published in and reads as both an attack on and an elegy for the society it must I think have known war was coming (He wrote ‘When William Came’ – an imagining of London occupied by the Germans a year later) with hindsight it certainly reads as if he realises that this particular society is all but done : Desperate Reader. The result is "The Unbearable Bassington," a rare gem among Edwardian novels. In this teeming, perfect work, Saki not only inherits the mantle of Wilde; he trumps him decisively. Start with a little perseverance. Chapter One of "Bassington" is tedious, unfocused, and discouraging, but get to the end of it and you are rewarded by Chapter Two, so 5/5(3).

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Bassington is an upper-class young man with a cynical outlook, whose mother's. The Unbearable Bassington was written in by Hector Hugh Munro (18 December - 14 November ), better known by the pen name Saki and also frequently as H.

Munro. He was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and : Blurb. Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro produced a prodigious body of fiction, plays, and other writing under the pen name Saki.

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"Bassington," an acute critic once wrote to me, "is what Saki might have become and mysteriously didn't." "Bassington," an acute critic once wrote to me, "is what Saki might have become and mysteriously didn't.".