The Unbearable Bassington

Saki

The Unbearable Bassington describes the adventures of the fastidious and likeable but maladjusted Comus Bassington.

Bassington is an upper-class young man with a cynical outlook, whose mother's sole aim is to arrange advantageous opportunities for him. But Bassington has a terrible habit of spoiling things through his self-centred behaviour.

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Date Published :
May 2010
Publisher :
Capuchin Classics
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780956294791
Pages : 196
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$14.50

Overview
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The Unbearable Bassington describes the adventures of the fastidious and likeable but maladjusted Comus Bassington. Bassington is an upper-class young man with a cynical outlook, whose mother's sole aim is to arrange advantageous opportunities for him. But Bassington has a terrible habit of spoiling things through his self-centred behaviour. A biting satire on the conceits of high society and an exquisite novel of manners, The Unbearable Bassington is also an incisive piece of writing, anticipating the early works of Evelyn Waugh, whose introduction to a previous edition is included here. Here is Edwardian society impaled on Saki's inimitable skewer.

About The Author
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Saki (H.H. Munro) (1870 - 1916) was the author of numerous short stories, often humorous and macabre, and full of eccentric wit and unconventional situations. His best known collections include Reginald (1904) and The Chronicles of Clovis (1911). He also wrote the novel The Unbearable Bassington (1912), a marvelous social satire of the upperclass Edwardian world. He was killed on the Western Front during the First World War.

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