The greatest English comic novelist of the twentieth century produced a considerable body of shorter fiction, including several master-pieces, notably Mr Loveday's Little Outing and Scott-King's Modern Europe. These stories have all Waugh's characteristically brilliant, savage wit and reproduce his unmistakeable world in miniature. They also constitute a vital supplement to the major novels, while standing up as significant works in their own right. Two chapters of Waugh's tantalizingly unfinished novel Work Suspended are also included. This edition brings back into print 17 stories that have long been unavailable in England and America.
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Evelyn Waugh's short stories are the marvelous, concentrated riffs of his comic genius, revealing in miniaturized perfection all the elements that made him the greatest comic writer of our century. We find in them Waugh's almost superhuman technical skill as a writer and his quicksilver attentiveness to the minutiae of human absurdity, as well as his worldly knowledge, his tenderness, his perceptive compassion, and his sophisticated, disabused, but nevertheless forceful idealism.
The thirty-nine stories collected here include such small masterpieces as "Mr. Loveday's Little Outing" and "Scott-King's Modern Europe"; an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the hero of Brideshead Revisited; and two linked stories, remnants of an abandoned novel that Waugh considered his best writing.
This edition contains the original illustrations to "Love Among the Ruins," as well as more than thirty graphics produced by the author as an Oxford undergraduate in the 1920s.
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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Description du livre Everyman's Library, 1998. État : Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP28273976
Description du livre David Campbell Publishers Ltd., London, 1998. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Hardcover. Edited and introduced by Ann Pasternak Slater. One or two minor bumps and scores on dust jacket. Small patch of white correction fluid on front flap. Binding is sound, pages are clean, and the contents are clear. AF. Used. N° de réf. du libraire 462224
Description du livre Everyman's Library, London, 1998. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Thus. Fine in jacket. First UK edition thus, first printing. N° de réf. du libraire 001761
Description du livre Everyman, 1997. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. 1st thus with all the stories. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-1482176609167
Description du livre Everyman, London, 1998. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 003545