Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781913724696
Paperback • 192pp • £7.99
129 mm x 198 mm
19 April 2022
Territory: World English

Saki’s Plays


'The Watched Pot' co-written by Charles Maude



ISBN: 9781913724696




The undisputed master of the short story, Saki’s name is synonymous with brilliant writing that satirises Edwardian Society, and his plays were no exception. In his only full-length play, ‘The Watched Pot’, Trevor Bavvel, sole heir to a country estate, is in want of a wife, but must operate under the strict attention of his miserly mother Hortensia.

Although wildly neglected today, Saki’s plays met with widespread acclaim in his day, and he was even compared favourably with the great Oscar Wilde. This complete edition of Saki’s plays – the first complete edition ever published – demonstrates the great writer’s prowess as a playwright, and sparkles with the same wit as the short stories that have enchanted generations of readers.

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Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916), known by his nom de plume, Saki, is widely considered to be a master of the short-story genre.
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