Saki Writing Styles in The Penguin Complete Saki

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The book is written as a series of stories and these are presented in various perspectives. For example, the book opens with a series of stories, mainly about the exploits of a man named Reginald. The very first story of the book is titled simply "Reginald" and is written in first person, apparently from the author's point of view. However this story has a limited perspective as seen in the case of Reginald talking to someone. It is only through overhearing a conversation that the author learns that Reginald has offended another guest at the party.

In another early story titled "Reginald on Christmas Presents," the tale opens with the words "I wish," although it is quickly revealed that the speaker is Reginald. There are no quotation marks around Reginald's words in this story. This gives rise to the belief that Reginald is addressing someone and...

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