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In honor of the hundredth anniversary of Evelyn Waugh?s birth, four of the master?s most wickedly scathing comedies are here brought together in one volume.
Black Mischief is Waugh at his most mischievous?inventing a politically loopy African state as a means of pulverizing politics at home. In Scoop, it is journalism?s turn to be drawn and quartered. The Loved One (which became a famously hilarious film) sends up the California mortuary business. And The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a burst of fictionalized autobiography in which Pinfold goes mad, more or less, on board an ocean liner.
Here in four short?very different?novels are the mordant wit, inspired farce, snapping dialogue, and amazing characters that are the essence of everything Waugh ever wrote.
Rezension: "As a writer of satiric and comic stories, Evelyn Waugh remains unmatched among modern writers." -"New York Times Book Review" "["Black Mischief" is a] brilliant comic-opera tale [that gives wide] scope to his gift for creating astounding absurdities. The book is continuously funny." -"New York Times" "The fun is fast and furious...Stop once to think of probability, and the illusion would vanish; but take ["Black Mischief"], as the author wrote it, in a fit of high spirits as an uproarious lark, and nothing better can or could be done." -"Saturday Review" "["Scoop"'s] urbane malice [is] as bright and sharp as tin; it is not only delightful but true." -"The New Republic" "Never before have the majestic themes of love and death been so delicately perverted to absurdity . . . ["The Loved One" is] a work of art, as rich and subtle and unnerving as anything its author has ever done." -"The New Yorker" "It is Mr. Waugh's greatness as a satirist that, although his characters are in themselves completely improbable, they are not impossible, for they are merely logical extensions of all too real human beings." -"The Spectator"
Titel: Black Mischief, Scoop, the Loved One, the ...
Verlag: Everyman's Library
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Everyman, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006897389
Buchbeschreibung Everyman, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Previously may have been exposed to water (some marks remain but is usable) Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001307557
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002001975
Buchbeschreibung Everyman's Library, 2003. Buchzustand: Very Good. New edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP31491786
Buchbeschreibung Everyman's Library, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. New edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP11505930
Buchbeschreibung Everyman's Library, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021857152654
Buchbeschreibung Everyman 19/06/2003, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very slight shelfwear to extremities of dustjacket, otherwise fine. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 116080-6
Buchbeschreibung Everyman's Library, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P011857152654
Buchbeschreibung Everyman's Library, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111857152654
Buchbeschreibung Everyman's Library, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-237-45-8603818