Decline and Fall: 2500 Headwords

Decline and Fall: 2500 Headwords

3.8 (15 ratings by Goodreads)
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After a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is forced to leave Oxford and begin a new life out in the wide world. His experiences take him from a boys' private school in Wales, where he meets some rather strange people, to a life of luxury in a grand country house and the Ritz Hotel, and then to seven years' hard labour in prison. Where will it all end? The black humour of this story about English society in the 1920s is as fresh today as it was when the novel was first written.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 10mm | 140.62g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line drawings
  • 019423083X
  • 9780194230834

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Again an experiment in bringing to the fore a novel of earlier date, by an author whose recent work has widened his market. Woollcott felt that Waugh was England's most gifted ??novelist the publishers feel that this early novel deserves to be available again. An extravaganza, a satire on old school tie, on smart set house-parties, on a social order which the war is bringing to its end. Line up your Waugh enthusiasts tell them this reissue of his first novel is in the offing. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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