The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold : A Conversation Piece

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An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. But 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. This new edition will not include the two short stories in the earlier edition (182500). For the time being there are no plans to republish "Tactical Exercise" and "Love Among the Ruins" though they might at some stage be included in a new volume of Evelyn Waugh's short stories (js 16/5/97).
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  • Electronic book text
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141885467
  • 9780141885469

About Evelyn Waugh

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.
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