Tag Archives: satire

The History of Mr Polly by H.G. Wells

First Published: 1910 (Penguin Classics ed. 2005) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “A weakly wilful being struggling to get obdurate things round impossible corners – in that symbol Mr. Polly could recognise himself and all the trouble of … Continue reading

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Kipps by H.G. Wells

First Published: 1905 (Penguin Classics ed. 2005) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “His soul looked out upon life in general as a very small nestling might peep out of its nest. ” Thoughts: H.G. Wells is best known … Continue reading

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The Best of Saki by Saki

Stories First Published:  1904 – 1923 (this anthology 1994) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “When I was younger, boys of your age used to be nice and innocent.” “Now we are only nice. One must specialise these … Continue reading

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Pym by Mat Johnson

Published: 2012 by Spiegel and Grau My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “That is how they stay so white: by refusing to accept blemish or history. Whiteness isn’t about being something, it is about being no thing, nothing, an … Continue reading

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