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'The high point of the experimental original Waugh' - Malcolm Bradbury, Sunday Times

In the years following the First World War a new generation emerge, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of twenties' Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, a vivid assortment of characters hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the fulfilment of unconscious desires.

'This brilliantly funny, anxious and resonant novel ... the difficult edgy guide to the turn of the decade' - Richard Jacobs


AUTHOR: Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he also travelled extensively and converted to Catholicism. In 1939 Waugh was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards, experiences which informed his Sword of Honour trilogy (1952-61). His most famous novel, Brideshead Revisited (1945), was written while on leave from the army. Waugh died in 1966.
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9780141182872
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Evelyn Waugh
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Penguin Classics
Publication:
03-Feb-2000
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Paperback
Pages:
288
Weight:
213 Grams
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