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  • Black Mischief
    Black Mischief (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing and bloodshed are rife. With the aid of Minister of Modernization, Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the west.

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  • A Handful of Dust
    A Handful of Dust (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set.

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  • Decline and Fall
    Decline and Fall (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk).

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  • Scoop
    Scoop (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    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.

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  • Brideshead Revisited
    Brideshead Revisited (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit.

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  • Sword of Honour
    Sword of Honour (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman is commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939-45. High comedy - in the company of Brigadier Ritchie-Hook or the denizens of Bellamy's Club - is only part of the shambles of his war. When action comes in Crete and in Yugoslavia, he discovers not heroism, but humanity.

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  • Officers and Gentlemen
    Officers and Gentlemen (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Guy Crouchback is now attached to a commando unit undergoing training on the Hebridean isle of Mugg, where the whisky flows freely and HM forces have to show respect for the laird. But the comedy of Mugg is followed by the bitterness of Crete.

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  • Vile Bodies
    Vile Bodies (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    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.

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  • The Complete Short Stories
    The Complete Short Stories (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    A collection of short stories composed between 1910-62. It includes "Mr Loveday's Little Outing"; "Cruise"; "A House of Gentlefolks"; and, "The Sympathetic Passenger".

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  • The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    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.

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  • Put Out More Flags
    Put Out More Flags (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    What happened to the characters of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies when the war broke out? This title shows them adjusting to the changing social pattern of the times.

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  • The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh
    The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (Paperback) Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford

    Offers a glimpse into the literary and social circles of London and Paris, during the Second World War and for twenty years after.

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  • The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs
    The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. The first of twelve volumes in the Personal Writings sequence, it covers the years 1903 to 1921, and presents a rich anthology of unusual and entertaining letters and diary entries by the future novelist.

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  • The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Vile Bodies
    The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Vile Bodies (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. Vile Bodies was composed against the cultural backdrop of the 1929 'Flapper's Election', the world of the Bright Young People, and the Wall Street Crash, and is unapologetically modernist in form and tone.

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  • The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Little Learning
    The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Little Learning (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. A Little Learning (1964), Waugh's only book-length autobiography, offers unrivalled insight into his family and early years as well as the cultural and literary influences that shaped his view of the world.

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  • The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works
    The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works (English, Hardback) Evelyn Waugh

    This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. This long-overlooked biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti is Waugh's first book, and represents an important landmark in the rehabilitation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood during the early twentieth century.

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  • Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Decline and Fall
    Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 6:: Decline and Fall (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh, Clare West

    Word count 31,245

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  • A Handful of Dust
    A Handful of Dust (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    'A whole Gothic world had come to grief . . .'Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a crumbling Gothic monstrosity that is her husband Tony's pride and joy. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with a worthless young socialite. Abandoning the country for the glamorous yet shallow London scene, Brenda imagines divorce will bring happiness. Instead...

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  • A Handful of Dust
    A Handful of Dust (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the...

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  • Edmund Campion
    Edmund Campion (English, Paperback) Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh presented his biography of St. Edmund Campion, the Elizabethan poet, scholar and gentleman who became the haunted, trapped and murdered priest as a simple, perfectly true story of heroism and holiness.But it is written with a novelist's eye for the telling incident and with all the elegance and feeling of a master of English prose. From the years of success as an Oxford scholar, to...

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