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The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories - Saki, Edward Gorey (Used)

The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories - Saki, Edward Gorey (Used)

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Hard to find in print! The whimsical, macabre tales of British writer H. H. Munro—better known as Saki—deftly, mercilessly, and hilariously skewer the banality and hypocrisy of polite upper-class English society between the end of Queen Victoria’s reign and the beginning of World War I. Their heroes are clever, amoral children and other enfants terribles who marshal their considerable wit and imagination against the cruelty or fatuousness of a decorous and doomed world.
Here, Saki’s brilliantly polished dark gems comes paired with illustrations by the peerless Edward Gorey, available for the first time in an English language edition. The whose fragile elegance and creeping menace of Gorey’s pen-and-ink drawings perfectly complement Saki’s population of delicate ladies, mischief-making charges, spectral guests, sardonic house pets, flustered authority figures, and delightfully preposterous imposters.

This is a used copy in very good condition, with very minimal general wear throughout.

By Saki, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Paperback, 164 pages. Published by New York Review Books, 2013.