The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

by Evelyn Waugh

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  • 0446931446
  • 9780316925464
  • 9780446931441
A "lavishly entertaining" (Publishers Weekly) distillation of Waugh's genius--abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.

Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost.

  • Little, Brown and Company; January 2000
  • ISBN: 9780446931441
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  • Title: The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh
  • Author: Evelyn Waugh
  • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0446931446
  • 9780316925464
  • 9780446931441

About The Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0446931446
  • 9780316925464
  • 9780446931441