Thechronicles of Clovis

Thechronicles of Clovis


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This early work by H. H. Munro was originally published in 1911. 'The Chronicles of Clovis' is a collection of short stories, including 'The Great Weep', 'Tobermory', 'Adrian', and many more. Hector Hugh Munro was born in Akyab, Burma in 1870. He was raised by aunts in North Devon, England, before returning to Burma in his early twenties to join the Colonial Burmese Military Police. Later, Munro returned once more to England, where he embarked on his career as a journalist, becoming well-known for his satirical ‘Alice in Westminster’ political sketches, which appeared in the Westminster Gazette. Arguably better-remembered by his pen name, ‘Saki’, Munro is now considered a master of the short story, with tales such as ‘The Open Window’ regarded as examples of the form at its finest.Stories included: ESMÉTHE MATCH-MAKERTOBERMORYMRS. PACKLETIDE'S TIGERTHE STAMPEDING OF LADY BASTABLETHE BACKGROUNDHERMANN THE IRASCIBLE—A STORY OF THE GREAT WEEPTHE UNREST-CURETHE JESTING OF ARLINGTON STRINGHAMSREDNI VASHTARADRIANTHE CHAPLETTHE QUESTWRATISLAVTHE EASTER EGGFILBOID STUDGE, THE STORY OF A MOUSE THAT HELPEDTHE MUSIC ON THE HILLTHE STORY OF ST. VESPALUUSTHE WAY TO THE DAIRYTHE PEACE OFFERINGTHE PEACE OF MOWSLE BARTONTHE TALKING-OUT OF TARRINGTONTHE HOUNDS OF FATETHE RECESSIONALA MATTER OF SENTIMENTTHE SECRET SIN OF SEPTIMUS BROPE"MINISTERS OF GRACE"THE REMOULDING OF GROBY LINGTONHector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.Besides his short stories (which were first published in newspapers, as was customary at the time, and then collected into several volumes), he wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire, the only book published under his own name; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; the episodic The Westminster Alice (a parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland); and When William Came, subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, a fantasy about a future German invasion and occupation of Britain.
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    (Akyab, Birmania, 1870 - Beaumont-Hamel, Francia, 1916) scrittore inglese. Considerato un maestro del racconto breve, pubblicò numerose raccolte, come Reginald (1904); Le cronache di Clovis (The chronicles of Clovis, 1912); Bestie e superbestie (Beasts and super-beasts, 1914). Scrisse un solo, breve, estroso romanzo tragicomico: L’insopportabile Bassington (The unbearable Bassington, 1912). Alcuni dei suoi racconti, dosatissimi negli effetti e nel linguaggio, sono minuscoli capolavori dell’orrore: in essi lo scrittore mette in luce con straordinaria economia di mezzi la crudeltà dell’uomo, e spesso anche quella dei bambini. S. morì combattendo sul fronte francese. Approfondisci
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