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Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh: The Complete Stories

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By (author) Evelyn Waugh

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  • Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 538 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 40mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 11 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316216550
  • ISBN 13: 9780316216555
  • Sales rank: 280,563

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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.The Complete Stories is a dazzling 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.

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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.