Stories by HH Munro or Saki

This week we bring you “The Open Window” and more from Hector Hugh Munro. H H Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is 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. The pen name “Saki” is most commonly assumed to be a reference to the cupbearer in the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. However, “Saki” may also be a reference to the South American monkey of that name. Either way, it’s a cool pen name! Enjoy

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