Tag: Saki

  • The Toys of Peace by Saki Short Story Analysis

    The Toys of Peace by Saki Short Story Analysis

    “The Toys of Peace” (1919) is a short story by H.H. Munro (a.k.a. Saki) and is out of copyright so can easily be found online. This is the opening short story in a collection called The Toys Of Peace And Other Papers by H.H. Munro (and G.K. Chesterton). This volume was published after Saki’s death. […]

  • The Lumber-Room by Saki Short Story Analysis

    The Lumber-Room by Saki Short Story Analysis

    “The Lumber-Room” by H.H. Monro (Saki) is one of the short stories from Beasts and Super-Beasts, published 1914, though it was first published in a newspaper. He died two years later in the war. Significantly for this short story, Saki was gay. There’s something very Peter Rabbit about this short story for adults. Peter Rabbit…

  • The She-Wolf by Saki Analysis

    The She-Wolf by Saki Analysis

    “The She-Wolf” is a comedic short story by Saki.  The story first appeared in the Morning Post newspaper. It was later collected in the 1914 anthology Beasts and Super-Beasts. Clovis the prankster gets up to tricks. This is a twist on the transgression comedy. In order to write a story like this, the writer must embody the prankster.…

  • Tobermory Short Story by Saki Analysis

    Tobermory Short Story by Saki Analysis

    “Tobermory” is a short story by Hector Hugh Munro, otherwise known as Saki. Anyone with a pet has probably wondered what that pet would say to you if it could talk. Many children’s stories have this premise, and this particular wish fulfilment fantasy. We imagine if our pets could talk they would say satisfying things.…