English-Australian narrator Rupert Degas has a grand time giving voice to Saki's (Hector Hugh Munro, 1870-1916) many tales of blustering, tyrannical aunts; mischievous children; and that most important of all English inventions--the twit. Saki was a master of light journalism and short fiction and was known for his barbed descriptions of upper-crust English life and his ingenious plot twists. Degas is especially deft at accentuating the darker and more cynical tones in some of Saki's best-known works, such as "The Jesting of Arlington Stringham," "The Unrest-Cure," "Tobermory," and the witty examination of reincarnation in "Laura." Satirical, sly, and sophisticated--listen closely, and you'll hear why everyone from P.G. Wodehouse to Monty Python owes a huge debt of gratitude to this Edwardian comic genius. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2021
DD ISBN 9781781983652 $54.00
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