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Scoop : A Novel About Journalists

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One of Evelyn Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverent satire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news.

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of The Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs Algernon Stitch, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. But for, pale, ineffectual William Boot, editor of the Daily Beast's 'nature notes' column, being mistaken for a competent journalist may prove to be a fatal error...

If you enjoyed Scoop, you might like Waugh's Decline and Fall, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'Waugh at the mid-season point of his perfect pitch'
Christopher Hitchens
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141184027
  • 9780141184029
  • 26,582

About Evelyn Waugh

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.
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