Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these seven short stories available on digital download only.
"Saki remains, from a distance of a hundred years, just about the sharpest, cruellest, funniest and most elegant short story writer in our language. Hector Hugh Monro, to give him his real name, was an English writer and journalist whose life was cut short by the Great War. His stories often oppose nature and civilisation, with the more macabre elements of nature usually rising to victory.
My favourite of his stories is Sredni Vashtar, as perfect a symbolic tale of the power of adolescence as is imaginable. The triumph of imagination, sexuality and life over the repressive forces of conventionality has never been more perfectly or shockingly expressed. The excellence of Tobermory, the talking cat, of The unrest Cure and the Open Window all reveal that unique blend of Wodehousian social comedy with wicked cruelty.Saki is like a perfect martini but with absinthe stirred in...heady, delicious and dangerous. Enjoy
©2009 SamFry Limited; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
Chapter 1Duración: 18min
Chapter 2Duración: 08min
Chapter 3Duración: 12min
Chapter 4Duración: 16min
Chapter 5Duración: 14min
Chapter 6Duración: 07min