Extremely Entertaining Short Stories: Classic Works of a Master

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9780955375637: Extremely Entertaining Short Stories: Classic Works of a Master
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' - The recently published collection of Aumonier's 'Extremely Entertaining Short Stories' has certainly helped bring this overlooked talent to a new audience. Aumonier's stories are not only hilarious, full of wit and genuine warmth for his subjects, but also beautifully constructed insights into the various absurdities of human behaviour, be it in the drawing rooms of London high society or the trenches of World War I.' - BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMMES, 2011. [ - Stories from this book were selected for AFTERNOON READING programmes on BBC Radio 4 during 2011.] ' - in England, my first trip there in 25 years - I bought the new Phaeton collection of 'Extremely Entertaining Short Stories' by Stacy Aumonier - Back now in New York, it's a heavy volume to cart back and forth as subway reading, but it's well worth the weight!' - Margaret Heilbrun, LIBRARY JOURNAL, NEW YORK, 2009. ' - a very elegant volume - short stories that invite comparison with those of Saki, O.Henry and even Guy de Maupassant.' - BOOKS IRELAND. ' - a great holiday read.' - BRENTANO'S, PARIS. 'Forgotten Author, Stacy Aumonier - , like O.Henry and Saki, could condense a life into a few pages. - In the 1920s, he became unrivalled as a short story writer. - Perfect with a hot toddy on a cold night.' - Christopher Fowler, THE INDEPENDENT, London, 2011. 'Stacy Aumonier is one of the best short story writers of all time. His humour is sly and dry and frequent - And can't he write!' - John Galsworthy (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature). 'I think his very best works ought to be included in any anthology of the best short stories ever written.' - James Hilton (author of 'Goodbye Mr Chips,' and 'Lost Horizon'), 1939.

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Stacy Aumonier's comic stories are among the funniest ever written. His serious works observe the human condition with wit and elegance. All of them are page-turners. Alfred Hitchcock was a great fan, and adapted some of his stories for television. During his short writing career, from 1913 until his early death in 1928, Stacy Aumonier enjoyed an unrivalled reputation as a short-story writer. Through the best of his stories, Nobel prize winner John Galsworthy predicted he would 'outlive all the writers of his day.' James Hilton (author of 'Goodbye Mr Chips' and 'Lost Horizon') said of Aumonier: 'I think his very best works ought to be included in any anthology of the best short stories ever written.' He took his characters from every rung of society (sometimes in the one story, as in 'The Octave of Jealousy') and from every walk and every age of life: sons who have wasted their inheritance; criminals; farm labourers; a clergyman's sister; gold-diggers; an effective little tyrant (aged 4 or 5?) in 'The Song of Praise'; a divinely depicted music-hall comedian in the exquisite 'The Funny Man's Day'; the hapless fish-and-chips trader in the hilarious 'A Good Action.' His talent for putting flesh on those characters in a few words was remarkable, such as in his portrait of the daunting club habitue in 'Juxtapositions': 'In spite of his missing limb, St Clair Chasseloup was the kind of man who always looked as though he had just had a cold bath, done Swedish drill, and then passed through the hairdresser's on his way to your presence'; or of the house-party guests being assessed as the possible perpetrators of a crime in 'Freddie Finds Himself': 'They all looked well off, well fed, and slightly vacant, entirely innocent of anything except the knowledge of what is done or what is not done.' 'He gets values right,' said Galsworthy of him, 'and that is nearly everything,' adding: 'And how he puts his finger on weak spots!' Here is a selection of the most entertaining Aumonier stories, and it comes with a Guarantee: For a long journey, a sojourn laid up in bed, or just hard times, this book is a sure thing.

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Descripción Phaeton Publishing Limited, Ireland, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 210 x 146 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Stacy Aumonier s comic stories are among the funniest ever written. His serious works observe the human condition with wit and elegance. All of them are page-turners. Alfred Hitchcock was a great fan, and adapted some of his stories for television. During his short writing career, from 1913 until his early death in 1928, Stacy Aumonier enjoyed an unrivalled reputation as a short-story writer. Through the best of his stories, Nobel prize winner John Galsworthy predicted he would outlive all the writers of his day. James Hilton (author of Goodbye Mr Chips and Lost Horizon ) said of Aumonier: I think his very best works ought to be included in any anthology of the best short stories ever written. He took his characters from every rung of society (sometimes in the one story, as in The Octave of Jealousy ) and from every walk and every age of life: sons who have wasted their inheritance; criminals; farm labourers; a clergyman s sister; gold-diggers; an effective little tyrant (aged 4 or 5?) in The Song of Praise ; a divinely depicted music-hall comedian in the exquisite The Funny Man s Day ; the hapless fish-and-chips trader in the hilarious A Good Action. His talent for putting flesh on those characters in a few words was remarkable, such as in his portrait of the daunting club habitue in Juxtapositions : In spite of his missing limb, St Clair Chasseloup was the kind of man who always looked as though he had just had a cold bath, done Swedish drill, and then passed through the hairdresser s on his way to your presence ; or of the house-party guests being assessed as the possible perpetrators of a crime in Freddie Finds Himself : They all looked well off, well fed, and slightly vacant, entirely innocent of anything except the knowledge of what is done or what is not done. He gets values right, said Galsworthy of him, and that is nearly everything, adding: And how he puts his finger on weak spots! Here is a selection of the most entertaining Aumonier stories, and it comes with a Guarantee: For a long journey, a sojourn laid up in bed, or just hard times, this book is a sure thing. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780955375637

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Descripción Phaeton Publishing Limited, Ireland, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 210 x 146 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Stacy Aumonier s comic stories are among the funniest ever written. His serious works observe the human condition with wit and elegance. All of them are page-turners. Alfred Hitchcock was a great fan, and adapted some of his stories for television. During his short writing career, from 1913 until his early death in 1928, Stacy Aumonier enjoyed an unrivalled reputation as a short-story writer. Through the best of his stories, Nobel prize winner John Galsworthy predicted he would outlive all the writers of his day. James Hilton (author of Goodbye Mr Chips and Lost Horizon ) said of Aumonier: I think his very best works ought to be included in any anthology of the best short stories ever written. He took his characters from every rung of society (sometimes in the one story, as in The Octave of Jealousy ) and from every walk and every age of life: sons who have wasted their inheritance; criminals; farm labourers; a clergyman s sister; gold-diggers; an effective little tyrant (aged 4 or 5?) in The Song of Praise ; a divinely depicted music-hall comedian in the exquisite The Funny Man s Day ; the hapless fish-and-chips trader in the hilarious A Good Action. His talent for putting flesh on those characters in a few words was remarkable, such as in his portrait of the daunting club habitue in Juxtapositions : In spite of his missing limb, St Clair Chasseloup was the kind of man who always looked as though he had just had a cold bath, done Swedish drill, and then passed through the hairdresser s on his way to your presence ; or of the house-party guests being assessed as the possible perpetrators of a crime in Freddie Finds Himself : They all looked well off, well fed, and slightly vacant, entirely innocent of anything except the knowledge of what is done or what is not done. He gets values right, said Galsworthy of him, and that is nearly everything, adding: And how he puts his finger on weak spots! Here is a selection of the most entertaining Aumonier stories, and it comes with a Guarantee: For a long journey, a sojourn laid up in bed, or just hard times, this book is a sure thing. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780955375637

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