The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (19)

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (19)

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Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh books, publishing in chronological order.An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. Yet, to his horror, the hallucinations increase and life on board becomes very embarrassing. This curious and diverting novel throws new light on Evelyn Waugh's remarkable talent.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 124 x 192 x 22mm | 421.84g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141193530
  • 9780141193533
  • 528,797

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. 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), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). Waugh travelled extensively and also wrote several travel books, as well as a biography of Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox. Other famous works include his Sword of Honour trilogy, and Brideshead Revisited (1945).
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2 11% (98)
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