The unbrearable Bassington by Saki

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth .

Written in English

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Statementby Saki (H.H. Munro)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR"6025"U675"U5"1947
The Physical Object
Pagination153 p.
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20444478M

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The Unbearable Bassington centers on Francesca Bassington, a woman obsessed with protecting her possessions, and her son Comus, a wise-cracking, irresponsible, and shallow young man who simultaneously charms and offends everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Francesca has affection for her son, but wishes he could be remade as a responsible /5(7). It was a pleasant re-a The English writer H. Munro, writing under the pen name Saki, straddled the19th and 20th centuries. He mainly wrote short stories that often addressed the foibles of high Edwardian society, sometimes with a touch of the macabre.

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His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water.5/5(1). FREE DOWNLOAD!The first thing which makes The Unbearable Bassington different is that Comus is not the sardonic observer that Reginald is. There is plenty of dissection of the foolishness of high society, but Comus is not the dissector.

What makes The Unbearable Bassington more than social satire is the quite extraordinary power of the ending, which is extremely effective. THE UNBEARABLE BASSINGTON. CHAPTER I. Francesca Bassington sat in the drawing-room of her house in Blue Street, W., regaling herself and her estimable brother Henry with China tea and small cress sandwiches.

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