Saki: Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches

Saki: Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches
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Ray Bradbury
  • Title: Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches
  • Author: Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)
  • Date: 1910
  • Publisher: Methuen & Co.
  • Type: Short stories


“Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches” is a collection of short stories by the acclaimed British writer Saki (Hector Hugh Munro). Published in 1910 by Methuen & Co., this compilation showcases Saki’s sharp social observation and biting wit.

The titular story, “Reginald in Russia,” takes us on a journey with the protagonist, Reginald, to the vast and enigmatic land of Russia. Through his eyes, Saki delves into the complexities and contradictions of Russian society, and Reginald, with his British insight, offers humorous and often ironic commentary on the customs and behavior of his hosts.

The other tales in the collection span a range of themes and settings, from British high society to the farthest corners of Europe. Through these narratives, Saki displays his knack for portraying human nature with a touch of cynicism and humor. His characters, often caught in absurd or comical situations, reflect the idiosyncrasies and pretensions of Edwardian society.

In summary, “Reginald in Russia” is a brilliant display of Saki’s storytelling prowess and his ability to blend humor, satire, and social observation in concise yet impactful tales. It is essential reading for those interested in 20th-century British literature and Saki’s subtle critiques of the society of his era.


  • 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

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