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For more of Saki's fiction, consult The Penguin Complete Saki, published by Penguin Books in 1982, originally published by Doubleday in 1976. The volume includes not only Saki's short fiction but his novels and plays as well.
E. M. Forster was a contemporary of Saki's and, like Saki, is known for his satirical portrayals of the English middle- and upper-classes. His "The Story of a Panic,'' published in The Celestial Omnibus, is a good example of his work.
Like Saki, O. Henry is a master of irony and the surprise ending. His short story "The Gift of the Magi" is famous for its ironic surprise ending.
P. G. Wodehouse's many humorous stories of English upper-class life include those collected in The World of Jeeves.
Another tall tale, like that told by Mrs. Sappleton's niece, is found in Mark Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,'' published in 1865.
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