Tobermory and Other Stories

Author(s): Saki

Classics

'Tobermory' - the title story of this collection - is widely considered one of Saki's finest pieces, in which a short-sighted dinner-party guest introduces a talking cat to the diners, inadvertently revealing gossip and pushing fickle characters into the limelight - in the process undermining the common perceptions of grandiose and genteel high society.

From some of his earliest successes, such as 'Gabriel-Ernest', 'The Bag' and the Clovis stories, about a young man with an impish sense of humour, to later tales such as 'The Boar-Pig', which is as bizarre as it is hilarious, and 'The Toys of Peace', which he was never able to see in print, this selection contains a wealth of well-known tales with vastly different themes - from reincarnation to psychological warfare - and bearing every trademark token of wit with which Saki has enthralled generations of eager readers.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781847497307
  • : Alma Classics
  • : Alma Classics
  • : September 2018
  • : --- length: - '7.8' width: - '5.04' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Saki
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.912
  • : 320