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    Complete Short Stories (Everyman's Library Classics S.) (Hardback) By (author) Evelyn Waugh

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    DescriptionThese stories have all Waugh''s characteristi cally brilliant, savage wit and reproduce his unmistakable w orld in miniature. They also constitute a vital supplement t o the major novels, while being significant works in their o wn right. '

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    Complete Short Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evelyn Waugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 650
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 764 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857151909
    ISBN 10: 1857151909

    BIC E4L: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FA, FYB
    Libri: B-231
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, FIC000000, FIC029000
    New edition
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    New edition
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    Publication date
    27 November 1998
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    One of my shelves bulges with books about Waugh but none of them tells us more about him than this collection of short stories, drawn from his earliest years until almost his last. As Pasternak Slater observes in an excellent introduction, Waugh's short stories lack the uniform proficiency of Kipling or Chekhov, but it is their uneven quality that reveals so much about the man. While there is an uncharacteristic naivety about the earliest stuff, the bulk of it shows off all his gifts - the deadly ear for foolish conversation, the merciless eye for weak character. Waugh's greatest invention, Basil Seal, is present, mellowed but still wonderfully unreliable. So is Mr Loveday, whose little outing best illustrates the author's taste for black humour. Those who value the earliest works will enjoy the drawings from his undergraduate days, which decked Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies, and many more. This is a treasure trove. Review by BILL DEEDES Editor's note: Lord Deedes is a former editor of the Daily Telegraph and is alleged to be the model for Boot in Waugh's Scoop. He has also written a book of memoirs, Dear Bill. (Kirkus UK)