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    DescriptionEvelyn Waugh's acidly funny and formally daring satire, "Vile Bodies" reveals the darkness and vulnerability that lurks beneath the glittering surface of the high life. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Jacobs. In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. "The Bright Young Things" of twenties' Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade - whether promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, a vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the fulfilment of unconscious desires. Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, "Decline and Fall", which was soon followed by "Vile Bodies" (1930), "A Handful of Dust" (1934) and "Scoop" (1938). In 1942 he published "Put Out More Flags" and then in 1945 "Brideshead Revisited". "Men at Arms" (1952) was the first volume of "The Sword of Honour" trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, "Officers and Gentlemen" and "Unconditional Surrender", followed in 1955 and 1961. If you enjoyed "Vile Bodies", you might like Waugh's "A Handful of Dust", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "The high point of the experimental, original Waugh". (Malcolm Bradbury, "Sunday Times"). "This brilliantly funny, anxious and resonant novel ...the difficult edgy guide to the turn of the decade". (Richard Jacobs). "It's Britain's Great Gatsby". (Stephen Fry, director of "Vile Bodies" film adaptation "Bright Young Things").


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    Title
    Vile Bodies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evelyn Waugh, Introduction by Richard Jacobs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    Spanish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141182872
    ISBN 10: 0141182873
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, FIC000000, JNF029010
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    04 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in London and educated at Oxford. He quickly established a reputation with such social satirical novels as DECLINE AND FALL, VILE BODIES and SCOOP. Waugh became a Catholic in 1930, and his later books display a more serious attitude, as seen in the religious theme of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, a nostalgic evocation of student days at Oxford. His diaries were published in 1976, and his letters in 1980.