Vile Bodies (Hardcover)

Author: Waugh, Evelyn

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316216333
SKU 231278686
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 031621633X
Release Date 12/11/2012
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 1T
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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"VILE BODIES is my personal favorite among these [early] novels, for its daring mixture of the comic and the serious, and for the brilliance of its technique."
"The book could be called needlessly nasty, decadent, superficial, and arrogantly, even offensively sophisticated. It is not even brilliantly original....Yet it certainly is funny and that, surely, is enough to say for it."
From the Publisher
First Line It was clearly going to be a bad crossing.
Editors Note Evelyn Waugh's second novel, "Vile Bodies" is his tribute to London's smart set. It introduces us to society as it used to be but that now is gone forever, and probably for good.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0291
Publisher Little Brown and Company
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