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The Unbearable Bassington

Saki

The Unbearable Bassington was the first novel written by Saki (H. H. Munro). It also contains much of the elegant wit found in his short stories. Comus (The Unbearable) Bassington, is a charming young man about town. His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water. Like many a “black sheep” he ends up being sent off to one of the colonies to fend for himself. This book showcases Saki’s wonderful writing and that ability to be so very funny and terribly sad at the same time. (Summary by Noel Badrian)

The Unbearable Bassington was the first novel written by Saki (H. H. Munro). It also contains much of the elegant wit found in his short stories. Comus (The Unbearable) Bassington, is a charming young man about town. His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water. Like many a “black sheep” he ends up being sent off to one of the colonies to fend for himself. This book showcases Saki’s wonderful writing and that ability to be so very funny and terribly sad at the same time. (Summary by Noel Badrian)
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The Unbearable Bassington was the first novel written by Saki (H. H. Munro). It also contains much of the elegant wit found in his short stories. Comus (The Unbearable) Bassington, is a charming young man about town. His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water. Like many a “black sheep” he ends up being sent off to one of the colonies to fend for himself. This book showcases Saki’s wonderful writing and that ability to be so very funny and terribly sad at the same time. (Summary by Noel Badrian)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:46