Literary Birthday – 18 December – Saki

Saki was born 18 December 1870 and died 14 November 1916.


  1. I’m living so far beyond my means that we may almost be said to be living apart
  2. A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
  3. The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
  4. The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends.
  5. It occurred to me that I would like to be a poet. The chief qualification, I understand is that you must be born. Well, I hunted up my birth certificate, and found that I was all right on that score.
  6. I hate posterity – it’s so fond of having the last word.

Saki was a British author who satirised Edwardian society. His real name was Hector Hugh Munro, but he published under the pseudonyms, Saki and H. H. Munro. His stories satirised social pretensions, unkindness, and stupidity. He is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His novel, The Unbearable Bassington  follows the adventures of a likeable, but maladjusted hero. He was killed in World War I.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 17th December 2020