THE UNBEARABLE BASSINGTON by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)
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This early work by H. H. Munro was originally published in 1912 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Unbearable Bassington' is a novel detailing the story of Comus Bassington, the only son of Francesca Bassington, and his attempt to marry a wealthy woman so as to save his mother from losing her house. Hector Hugh Munro was born in Akyab, Burma in 1870. He was raised by aunts in North Devon, England, before returning to Burma in his early twenties to join the Colonial Burmese Military Police. Later, Munro returned once more to England, where he embarked on his career as a journalist, becoming wellknown for his satirical 'Alice in Westminster' political sketches, which appeared in the Westminster Gazette. Arguably betterremembered by his pen name, 'Saki', Munro is now considered a master of the short story, with tales such as 'The Open Window' regarded as examples of the form at its finest.