Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Does She Seem Familiar?

The heroine of Saki's The Schartz-Metterklume Method; it certainly seems as if she's someone I've met.... ;)

(Thanks to Staghounds for the tip!)

11 comments:

reflectoscope said...

I quite enjoyed that.

Jim

Turk Turon said...

Lady Carlotta reminds me of Miss Amanda Peabody.

og said...

I spent a lot of time reading HH Munro when I was in my early teens. "The Pond" and "The Toys of peace" are always my favorites.

Saki gave us a window into the petty self absorption of the victorian/edwardian upper classes that has stood the test of time and is revisiting itself upon us even now.

Joanna said...

"Tobermory", "The Lumber Room" and "The Open Window" are some of my favoritest short stories ever. The first is about a cat who learns to talk and threatens to spill everyone's dirty little secrets -- and being a cat, he's quite immune to pleas for mercy. Brilliant stuff.

BobG said...

I enjoyed Saki's stories quite a bit when I was growing up, but I have to admit my favorite was "Sredni Vashtar".

Anonymous said...

Why is Lady Carlotta reminding me of Katherine Hepburn?

Dr.D said...

Very good! I was completely unfamiliar with this author, but I thought it was a great story. Thank you.

Nathan said...

Free Saki @ Gutenberg.

Tam said...

I didn't know they had Saki in a can.

Roberta X said...

He was waiting for hours, Tam -- it was that darned Prince Albert; he takes the newspaper in with him.

og said...

You need to put a "rimshot" icon in the comment form.