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A Handful of Dust

By Evelyn Waugh
  • ISBN Code: : 0735252971
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 181
  • Category : Fiction
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The Jungle, as it turns out, is not the best place to forgot your troubles. Tony Last has it all: A loving wife, a delightful son, and a splendid home in the countryside. Or so he thinks. His life is left in shambles when, in the wake of his son’s death, he discovers that his wife has been having an affair and wants to divorce him. To get away from it all, he joins an expedition to Brazil, but the incompetence of its organizer may prove to be even more trouble for Tony. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479443212
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Fiction
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"Black Mischief" was Evelyn Waugh's third novel, published in 1932. The novel chronicles the efforts of the English-educated Emperor Seth, assisted by a fellow Oxford graduate, Basil Seal, to modernize his Empire, the fictional African island of Azania, located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (1903–1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall (1928) and A Handful of Dust (1934); the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945); and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century.

Black Mischief

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 014190304X
  • Total of Pages : 240
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'Who in his sense will read, still less buy, a travel book of no scientific value about a place he has no intention of visiting?'. Waugh provides the answer to his own question in this entertaining chronicle of a South American journey. In it, he describes the isolated cattle country of Guiana, sparsely populated by a bizarre collection of visionaries, rogues and ranchers, and records his nightmarish experiences traveling on foot, by horse and by boat through the jungle into Brazil. He debunks the romantic notions attached to rough traveling - his trip is difficult, dangerous and extremely uncomfortable - and his acute and witty observations in this marvelous travelogue give his reader 'a share in the experience of travel'.

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  • Total of Pages : 192
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Delphi Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh (Illustrated)

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  • Book Code : 1788779967
  • Total of Pages : 2336
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  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-evelyn-waugh.pdf

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Regarded by many as the greatest satirical novelist of his day, Evelyn Waugh penned witty, highly wrought and precisely written novels. His most famous works include the early satires ‘Decline and Fall’ and ‘A Handful of Dust’, the beloved novel ‘Brideshead Revisited’ and the Second World War trilogy ‘Sword of Honour’. Today Waugh is celebrated as one of the twentieth century’s great prose stylists. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Waugh’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Waugh’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 13 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Early works such as ‘Decline and Fall’ are fully illustrated with Waugh’s original artwork * The complete published short stories * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Waugh’s only autobiography, ‘A Little Learning’ * Special criticism section, with Rose Macaulay’s essay evaluating Waugh’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with the original versions of the Sword of Honour trilogy of novels: 'Men at Arms', 'Officers and Gentlemen' and 'Unconditional Surrender' Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Sword of Honour Trilogy The Novels Decline and Fall Vile Bodies Black Mischief A Handful of Dust Scoop Put Out More Flags Brideshead Revisited The Loved One Helena Men at Arms Officers and Gentlemen The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Unconditional Surrender The Sword of Honour The Short Stories The Short Stories of Evelyn Waugh List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Autobiography A Little Learning The Criticism Evelyn Waugh by Rose Macaulay Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

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  • Book Code : 0316204919
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141190698
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: vile-bodies.pdf

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'Britain's Great Gatsby' Stephen Fry Evelyn Waugh's acidly funny and formally daring satire, Vile Bodies reveals the darkness and vulnerability that lurks beneath the glittering surface of the high life. In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, 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 - whether promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, a vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the fulfilment of unconscious desires. If you enjoyed Vile Bodies, you might like Waugh's A Handful of Dust, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The high point of the experimental, original Waugh' Malcolm Bradbury, Sunday Times 'This brilliantly funny, anxious and resonant novel ... the difficult edgy guide to the turn of the decade' Richard Jacobs

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  • Publisher : Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9390463491
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-wielder-of-the-trishul.pdf

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"Satyam creates a fascinating fantasy world inspired by our Puranas. An age-old legend has been skilfully retold." - ANAND NEELAKANTAN *** THE LEGEND OF INDRA AND VRITA A tale of Devas and Asuras, where in the mythical planet of Dhruva-Lok, rests Lord Shiva's Trishul which no one has been able to wield in centuries. With prophecy, oath, boon and curse, the stage is set for a heroic clash between justice, duty and love! Who wields the might Trishul? Which side will Lord Vishnu take in an inevitable war? Will a righteous one do adharma to honour his oath? Will injustice be done to a lower class student? Will a king be chained to his son's love? Who upholds Dharma, and who falters? Book One takes you to the origin of this epic journey. The forces of Devas and Asuras, laid out in flesh and blood are rising to discover their powers. A fierce battle lies ahead as the destinies of everyone are about to collide. A war story on what it means to be human!

The Complete Short Stories

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141958944
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: the-complete-short-stories.pdf

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In this unique collection of short stories composed between 1910-62, Evelyn Waugh's early juvenilia are brought together with later pieces, some of which became the inspirations for his novels. 'Mr Loveday's Little Outing' is a blackly comic tale of a mental asylum and its favourite resident; 'Cruise' sees a hilarious series of letters from a naïve young woman as she travels with her family; 'A House of Gentlefolks' observes a group of elderly eccentric aristocrats and their young heir; and in 'The Sympathetic Passenger' a radio-loathing retiree picks up exactly the wrong hitchhiker. These witty and immaculately crafted stories display the finest writing of a master of satire and comic twists.

Evelyn Waugh

By Philip Eade
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 0805097619
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: evelyn-waugh.pdf

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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES AND FINANCIAL TIMES Fifty years after Evelyn Waugh’s death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted -- and fascinating -- writers of our time, the enigmatic author of Brideshead Revisited. Graham Greene hailed Waugh as ‘the greatest novelist of my generation’, and in recent years his reputation has only grown. Now Philip Eade has delivered an authoritative and hugely entertaining biography that is full of new material, much of it sensational. Eade builds upon the existing Waugh lore with access to a remarkable array of unpublished sources provided by Waugh’s grandson, including passionate love letters to Baby Jungman – the Holy Grail of Waugh research - a revealing memoir by Waugh’s first wife Evelyn Gardner (“Shevelyn”), and an equally significant autobiography by Waugh’s commanding officer in World War II. Eade’s gripping narrative illuminates Waugh’s strained relationship with his sentimental father and blatantly favoured elder brother; his love affairs with male classmates at Oxford and female bright young things thereafter; his disastrous first marriage and subsequent conversion to Roman Catholicism; his insane wartime bravery; his drug-induced madness; his singular approach to marriage and fatherhood; his complex relationship with the aristocracy; the astonishing power of his wit; and the love, fear, and loathing that he variously inspired in others. One of Eade’s aims is ‘to re-examine some of the distortions and misconceptions that have come to surround this famously complex and much mythologized character’.‘This might look like code for a plan to whitewash the overly blackwashed Waugh,’ comments veteran Waugh scholar Professor Donat Gallagher; ‘but readers fixated on atrocities will not be disappointed . . . I have been researching and writing about Waugh since 1963 and Eade time and again surprised and delighted me.’ Waugh was famously difficult and Eade brilliantly captures the myriad facets of his character even as he casts new light on the novels that have dazzled generations of readers.

Love Among the Ruins

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0735252998
  • Total of Pages : 38
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: love-among-the-ruins.pdf

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Evelyn Waugh dips his toes into the world of science fiction. In a future, dystopian Britain, Miles Plastic is in prison for arson. Which isn’t so bad, really – the prisons are actually quite nice. When he is released, he finds himself a nice, wholesome job at a state-run euthanasia clinic trying to control the crushing volume of voluntary applicants. At the clinic he meets Clara, a beautiful, bearded woman, and falls in love. But, as it turns out, love formed at a euthanasia clinic is fraught with its own unique challenges. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

From Grimes to Brideshead

By Robert Reginald Garnett
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 9780838751701
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book is a study of the first half of Evelyn Waugh's career, from Decline and Fall to Brideshead Revisited. Unlike recent criticism, which regards Waugh as essentially a moralist, this book argues that Waugh's characters are primarily motivated by personal demons and imaginative impulses.

Sword of Honour

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141909935
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
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Waugh’s own unhappy experience of being a soldier is superbly re-enacted in this story of Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman, commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939–45. High comedy – in the company of Brigadier Ritchie-Hook or the denizens of Bellamy’s Club – is only part of the shambles of Crouchback’s war. When action comes in Crete and in Yugoslavia, he discovers not heroism, but humanity. Sword of Honour combines three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender, which were originally published separately. Extensively revised by Waugh, they were published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read.

A Little Learning

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0718197682
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: a-little-learning.pdf

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'Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.' Waugh begins his story with heredity, writing of the energetic, literary and sometimes eccentric men and women who, unknown to themselves, contributed to his genius. Save for a few pale shadows, his childhood was warm, bright and serene. The Hampstead and Lancing schooldays which followed were sometimes agreeable, but often not. His life at Oxford - which he evokes in Brideshead Revisited - was essentially a catalogue of friendship. His cool recollection of those hedonistic days is a portrait of the generation of Harold Acton, Cyril Connolly and Anthony Powell. That exclusive world he recalls with elegant wit and precision. He closes with his experiences as a master at a preparatory school in North Wales which inspired Decline and Fall.

Empire of Dust

By Jacey Bedford
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 069817321X
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: empire-of-dust.pdf

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To combat manipulative megacorporations with telepathic technology, two heroes must rebel, overthrowing the enemy's oppressive influence in the first book in this exciting sci-fi adventure Mega corporations, more powerful than any one planetary government, use their agents to race each other for resources across the galaxy. The agents, or psi-techs, are implanted with telepath technology. The psi-techs are bound to the mega-corps -- that is, if they want to retain their sanity. Cara Carlinni is an impossible thing – a runaway psi-tech. She knows Alphacorp can find its implant-augmented telepaths, anywhere, anytime, mind-to-mind. So even though it’s driving her half-crazy, she's powered down and has been surviving on tranqs and willpower. So far, so good. It’s been almost a year, and her mind is still her own. She’s on the run from Ari van Blaiden, a powerful executive, after discovering massive corruption in Alphacorp. Cara barely escapes his forces, yet again, on a backwater planet, and gets out just in time due to the help of straight-laced Ben Benjamin, a psi-tech Navigator for Alphacorp’s biggest company rival. Cara and Ben struggle to survive a star-spanning manhunt, black-ops raids, and fleets of resource-hungry raiders. Betrayal follows betrayal, and friends become enemies. Suddenly the most important skill is knowing whom to trust.

Helena

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 071819764X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: helena.pdf

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The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, made the historic pilgrimage to Palestine, found pieces of wood from the true Cross, and built churches at Bethlehem and Olivet. Her life coincided with one of the great turning-points of history: the recognition of Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire. The enormous conflicting forces of the age, and the corruption, treachery, and madness of Imperial Rome combine to give Evelyn Waugh the theme for one of his most arresting and memorable novels.

Mr Loveday's Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0718197690
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: mr-loveday-s-little-outing-other-early-stories.pdf

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In this unique collection of Waugh's early short stories, some of which became the inspirations for his novels, Waugh displays his unique talent for comedy and narration. 'Mr Loveday's Little Outing' is a blackly comic tale of a mental asylum and its favourite resident, while 'Cruise' sees a hilarious series of letters from a naïve young woman as she travels with her family. These witty and immaculately crafted stories display the finest writing of a master of satire and comic twists.

Brideshead Revisited

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 014190318X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: brideshead-revisited.pdf

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Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and decadent Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian’s magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, artistic inhabitants the Marchmains, becoming infatuated with them and the life of privilege they inhabit – in particular, with Sebastian’s remote sister, Julia. But, as duty and desire, faith and happiness come into conflict, and the Marchmains struggle to find their place in a changing world, Charles eventually comes to recognize his spiritual and social distance from them.

Decline and Fall

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141909919
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: decline-and-fall.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sent down from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. Hi colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. As the farce unfolds and the young run riot, no one is safe, least of all Paul.

Scoop

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141907177
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 849
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Book Short Summary:

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another.Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. One of Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverentsatire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news.

A Tourist in Africa (21)

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0718197771
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 956
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Book Short Summary:

In this brilliant travel diary Evelyn Waugh captures a portrait of Africa and the Levant as it was emerging from the shadow of WW II and into the post- colonial order. He reports on Port Said, Aden, Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanganyika, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Bechuanaland and South Africa. Waugh was no defender of the established order, but nor did he succumb to hype, either. He knew the emergers were going to get something far different from what they expected.

Work Suspended and Other Stories

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0718197798
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 878
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Book Short Summary:

These pieces show the range of Waugh's skills: Mr Loveday's Little Outing; Cruise; Period Piece; On Guard; An Englishman's Home; Excursion in Reality; Bella Fleace Gave a Party; Winner Takes All; Work Suspended; Scott-King's Modern Europe; Basil Seal Rides Again; and Charles Ryder's Schooldays.

Evelyn Waugh

By Martin Stannard
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134723709
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: evelyn-waugh.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This set comprises 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 voulme set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Evelyn Waugh

By Martin Stannard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134723695
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 886
  • Pdf File: evelyn-waugh.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This set comprises 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 voulme set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Waugh in Abyssinia

By Evelyn Waugh
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0718197747
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: waugh-in-a.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1935 Italy declared war on Abyssinia and Evelyn Waugh was sent to Addis Ababa to cover the conflict. His acerbic account of the intrigue and political machinations leading up to the crisis is coupled with amusing descriptions of the often bizarre and seldom straightforward life of a war correspondent rubbing shoulders with less-than-honest officials, Arab spies, pyjama-wearing radicals and disgruntled journalists. Witty, lucid and penetrating, Evelyn Waugh captures the dilemmas and complexities of a feudal society caught up in twentieth-century politics and confrontation.