BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SAKI (H.H. MUNRO)

by A. A. Milne, August, 1911

Munro, Hector Hugh

pseud. Saki , 1870-1916, English author. Born 18 December 1870 in Akyab, Burma. He began his career writing political satires for the Westminster Gazette. From 1902 to 1908 he was a foreign correspondent for the Tory Morning Post and a contributor to other newspapers. He is best known for his witty, sometimes whimsical, often cynical and bizarre short stories; they are collected in Reginald (1904), The Chronicles of Clovis (1911), Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914), and other volumes. Included among his other works are two novels, The Unbearable Bassington (1912) and When William Came (1914). Munro was killed in France in World War I.

Selected works by date:

  • THE RISE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE, 1900
  • NOT-SO-STORIES, 1902
  • THE WASTMINSTER ALICE, 1902
  • REGINALD, 1904
  • REGINALD IN RUSSIA, 1910
  • THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS, 1911
  • THE UNBEARABLE BASSINGTON, 1912
  • WHEN WILLIAM CAME, 1913
  • BEASTS AND SUPER-BEASTS, 1914
  • THE EAST WING, 1914
  • WHEN WILLIAM CAME, 1914
  • THE TOYS OF PEACE, 1919
  • THE SQUARE EGG AND OTHER SKETCHES, 1924
  • play: THE WATCHED POT, 1924
  • THE WORKS OF SAKI, 1926-27 (8 vols.)
  • COLLECTED STORIES, 1930
  • NOVELS AND PLAYS, 1933
  • play: THE MIRACLE-MERCHANT, 1934 (in One-Act Plays for Stage and Study 8)
  • THE BEST OF SAKI, 1950 (ed. by G. Greene)
  • THE BODLEY HEAD SAKI, 1963
  • SAKI, 1981 (by A.J. Langguth, includes six uncollected stories)
  • THE COMPLETE SAKI, 1976 (as The Penguin Complete Saki, 1982)
  • SHORT STORIES, 1976
  • THE SECRET SIN OF SEPTIMUS BROPE, AND OTHER STORIES, 1995

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The Rise of the Russian Empire, 1900

The Westminster Alice, 1902

Reginald, 1904

  • Reginald
  • Reginald on Christmas Presents
  • Reginald on the Academy
  • Reginald at the Theater
  • Reginald’s Peace Poem
  • Reginald’s Choir Treat
  • Reginald on Worries
  • Reginald at House Parties
  • Reginald at the Carlton
  • Reginald on Besetting Sins
  • Reginald ‘s Drama
  • Reginald on Tariffs
  • Reginald’s Christmas Revel
  • Reginald’s Rubaiyat
  • The Innocence of Reginald

Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches, 1910

  • Reginald in Russia
  • The Reticence of Lady Anne
  • The Lost Sanjak
  • The Sex That Doesn’t Shop
  • The Blood-Feud of Toad-Water
  • A Young Turkish Catastrophe
  • Judkin of the Parcels
  • Gabriel-Ernest
  • The Saint and the Goblin
  • The Soul of Laploshka
  • The Bag
  • The Strategist
  • Cross Currents
  • The Baker’s Dozen
  • The Mouse

The Chronicles of Clovis, 1911

  • Esmé
  • The Match-Maker
  • Tobermory
  • Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger
  • The Stampeding of Lady Bastable
  • The Background
  • Hermann the Irascible – A Story of the Great Weep
  • The Unrest-Cure
  • The Jesting of Arlington Stringham
  • Sredni Vashtar
  • Adrian
  • The Chaplet
  • The Quest
  • Wratislav
  • The Easter Egg
  • Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse that Helped
  • The Music on the Hill
  • The Story of St. Vespaluus
  • The Way to the Dairy
  • The Peace Offering
  • The Peace of Mowsle Barton
  • The Talking-Out of Tarrington
  • The Hounds of Fate
  • The Recessional
  • A Master of Sentiment
  • The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope
  • “Ministers of Grace”
  • The Remoulding of Groby Lington

The Unbearable Bassington, 1912 ( 17 Chapters )

When William Came: a Story of London under the Hohenzollerns 1913

  • Chapter 1: THE SINGING-BIRD AND THE BAROMETER
  • Chapter 2: THE HOMECOMING
  • Chapter 3: “THE METSKIE TSAR”
  • Chapter 4: “ES IST VERBOTEN”
  • Chapter 5: L’ART D’ETRE COUSINE
  • Chapter 6: HERR VON KWARL
  • Chapter 7: THE LURE
  • Chapter 8: THE FIRST-NIGHT
  • Chapter 9: AN EVENING “TO BE REMEMBERED”
  • Chapter 10: SOME REFLECTIONS AND A “TE DEUM”
  • Chapter 11: THE TEA SHOP
  • Chapter 12: THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS
  • Chapter 13: TORYWOOD
  • Chapter 14: “A PERFECTLY GLORIOUS AFTERNOON”
  • Chapter 15: THE INTELLIGENT ANTICIPATOR OF WANTS
  • Chapter 16: SUNRISE
  • Chapter 17: THE EVENT OF THE SEASON
  • Chapter 18: THE DEAD WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND
  • Chapter 19: THE LITTLE FOXES

Beasts and Superbeasts, 1914

  • The She-Wolf
  • Laura
  • The Boar-pig
  • The Brouge
  • The Hen
  • The Open Window
  • The Treasure Ship
  • The Cobweb
  • The Lull
  • The Unkindest Blow
  • The Romancers
  • The Schartz-Metterklume Method
  • The Seventh Pullet
  • The Blind Spot
  • Dusk
  • A Touch of Realism
  • Cousin Teresa
  • The Yarkland Manner
  • The Byzantine Omelette
  • The Feast of Nemesis
  • The Dreamer
  • The Quince Tree
  • The Forbidden Buzzards
  • The Stake
  • Clovis on Parental Responsibilities
  • A Holiday Task
  • The Stalled Ox
  • The Story-Teller
  • A Defensive Diamond
  • The Elk
  • “Down Pens”
  • The Name-Day
  • The Lumber Room
  • Fur
  • The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat
  • On Approval

The Toys of Peace, and Other Stories, 1916

  • The Toys of Peace
  • Louise
  • Tea
  • The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh
  • The Wolves of Cernogratz
  • Louis
  • The Guests
  • The Penance
  • The Phantom Luncheon
  • A Bread and Butter Miss
  • Bertie’s Christmas Eve
  • Forewarned
  • The Interlopers
  • Quail Seed
  • Canossa
  • The Threat
  • Excepting Mrs. Pentherby
  • Mark
  • The Hedgehog
  • The Mappined Life
  • Fate
  • The Bull
  • Morlvera
  • Shock Tactics
  • The Seven Cream Jugs
  • The Occasional Garden
  • The Sheep
  • The Oversight
  • Hyacinth
  • The Image of the Lost Soul
  • The Purple of the Balkan Kings
  • The Cupboard of the Yesterdays
  • For the Duration of the War

The Square Egg, and Other Sketches, 1924

  • The Square Egg
  • Birds on the Western Front
  • The Gala Programme
  • The Infernal Parliament
  • The Achievement of the Cat
  • The Old Town of Pskoff
  • Clvis on the Alleged Romance of Business
  • The Comments of Moung Ka

Published only in The Bystander and The Morning Post

  • The Pond – The Bystander, 21st February, 1912
  • The Holy War – The Morning Post, 6th May, 1913
  • The Almanack – The Morning Post, 17th June, 1913
  • A Housing Problem – The Bystander, 9th July, 1913
  • A Sacrifice to Necessity – The Bystander, 15th October, 1913
  • A Shot in the Dark – The Bystander, 3rd December, 1913

A.A. Milne was born in 1882. Although he lived in England he was Scottish by birth. His father was a schoolmaster. As he was growing up he went to school at Westminster School, and later on the Trinity College. In 1913 he married Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt and had only one son, Christopher Robin Milne. Milne wrote many books but his most famous books had to be the Winnie the Pooh Series. The first Winnie the Pooh book, When We Were Very Young was published in 1924. Two years later, Winnie the Pooh was published. Soon after that in 1927 the book Now we are Six was published. Then in 1928 the final volume The House at Pooh Corner was published. Milne says that his wife and son were the people who inspired him to write the stories, poems, and plays. His Winnie the Pooh books were printed in over 25 languages! He also wrote over 25 plays. Some of his plays are Worzel Flummery, The Lucky One, The Red Feathers, and The Ugly Duckling. Some of his other books are Peace with Honours, The Red House Mystery, and his autobiography, It’s Too Late Now. A.A. Milne was always known for many of his books, but he will always be remembered for his Winnie the Pooh books.

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