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Reginald in Russia and other sketches

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Reginald in Russia is the title story in a collection of fifteen witty and satirical stories, sketches and one "playlet" by that master of the short story H. H. Munro, better Known as Saki. The stories are: Reginald in Russia -- The Reticence of Lady Anne -- The Lost Sanjak -- The Sex That Doesn't Shop -- The Blood-feud of Toad-Water -- A Young Turkish Catastrophe -- Judkin of the Parcels -- Gabriel-Ernest -- The Saint and the Goblin -- The Soul of Laploshka -- The Bag -- The Strategist -- Cross Currents -- The Baker's Dozen (A Playlet) -- The Mouse.

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This etext was prepared from the 1910 Methuen and Co. edition by Jane Duff; proofed by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf


“He is a delightful person. One would not like a rich and octogenarian uncle to suppose that Reginald was one’s ideal of conduct and conversion. Yet there is sometimes reason in his paradoxical frivolities, and justice in his practical performances.”— Morning Post .

“The book, by reason of its sustained brilliance, may be likened to a Brock’s Benefit at the Crystal Palace.”— Athenæum .

“Mr. H. H. Munro (‘Saki’) has one of the lightest and most entertaining touches of the humorists of the day . . . The book is admirable comedy and free from malice and bad taste.”— Queen .

“We feel sure that those who have already made Reginald’s acquaintance will be glad to renew it, and that those who know him not will not regret it if they add him to the list of their fictitious (albeit very real) acquaintances, not to say friends... Continue reading book >>

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