Scoop (Hardcover) - Waugh, Evelyn

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316216364
SKU 231278678
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0316216364
Release Date 12/11/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Evelyn Waugh
Educated at Oxford, Waugh worked as a schoolteacher--a job he loathed--until his first novel, DECLINE AND FALL, was published in 1928. He served in the Royal Marines in World War II, stationed in Crete and Yugoslavia, the setting for his trilogy, "Sword of Honor". In 1930 he converted to Roman Catholicism; his "Catholic" novel, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, was published in 1945. In addition to novels, Waugh also wrote nonfiction, particularly on travel. He was married twice, and was a neglectful father to several children. He spent the end of his life in the village of Combe Florey, in Somerset and died, after going to Mass, on Easter Sunday, 1966. Waugh was an often irascible, curmudgeonly personality, but his brilliantly comic satirical fiction, dissecting the British upper classes, has been not only critically acclaimed but wildly popular; the dramatization of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by the BBC was watched fanatically by millions.
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"With this book England's wittiest novelist sets a new standard for comic extravaganza. This novel reads as though it had been formed with a slapstick but given its final shaping with a lancet."
From the Publisher
Annotation In Waugh's satire of journalism and politics, William Boot, a naive young writer from a small county village, is summoned to London through a series of misunderstandings and sent abroad as a foreign correspondent. In Africa he is thrown into the midst of revolution and civil war, managing, through luck and sheer naivete, to have the story of the decade dropped into his lap. Waugh considered this comic novel to be "light and excellent," and SCOOP is generally considered to be one of the best novels ever written about journalists.
Editors Note In "Scoop, " surreptitiously dubbed "a newspaper adventure, " Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism an how, leaving part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaelia to London as the "Daily's Beast's" more accoladed overseas reporter.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0275
Publisher Little Brown and Company

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