Remote People: No. 5

Remote People: No. 5

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By (author) Evelyn Waugh

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 193mm x 20mm | 356g
  • Publication date: 26 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014119359X
  • ISBN 13: 9780141193595
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, 1 map
  • Sales rank: 487,930

Product description

Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh books, publishing in chronological order over the coming year. The books have an elegant new jacket and text design. Perhaps the funniest travel book ever written, "Remote People" begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings; and, an event covered by Evelyn Waugh in 1930 as special correspondent for "The Times". It continues with subsequent travels in throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates; and, ettlers with Arab traders and dignitaries with monks. Interspersing these colourful tales are three 'nightmares' which describe the vexations of travel, including returning home.

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Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. His first novel, Decline and Fall, was published in 1928 and it was soon followed by: Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). He travelled extensively, served in the Royal Marines and the Royal Horse Guards and continued to write, winning many prestigious literary awards. Brideshead Revisited was first published in 1945. Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.