The Complete Short Stories by Evelyn WaughThe Complete Short Stories by Evelyn Waugh

The Complete Short Stories

byEvelyn Waugh

Hardcover | December 25, 2018

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'One of the century's great masters of English prose . . . It is never too late to read or reread Evelyn Waugh' Time.
     In this unique collection of short stories composed between 1910-­62, Evelyn Waugh's early juvenilia are brought together with later pieces, some of which became the inspirations for his novels. 'Mr Loveday's Little Outing' is a blackly comic tale of a mental asylum and its favourite resident; 'Cruise' sees a hilarious series of letters from a naïve young woman as she travels with her family; 'A House of Gentlefolks' observes a group of elderly eccentric aristocrats and their young heir; and in 'The Sympathetic Passenger' a radio-­loathing retiree picks up exactly the wrong hitchhiker. These witty and immaculately crafted stories display the finest writing of a master of satire and comic twists.

EVELYN WAUGH was born in Hampstead in 1903. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he...
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Title:The Complete Short StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 25, 2018Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141193697

ISBN - 13:9780141193694

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok This is a pretty mixed bag, and in my view, short stories were not his strength.
Date published: 2017-01-26

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“As a writer of satiric and comic stories, Evelyn Waugh remains unmatched among modern writers.”—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW“One of the century's great masters of English prose . . . It is never too late to read or reread Evelyn Waugh.”—TIME“Fascinating . . . These stories reveal the depth of the conflict between the writer and the world he had fallen into . . . [They] also reveal an unexpected and schoolboyish delight in twists . . . His best writing is indeed noble, almost sublime.”—THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH (LONDON)With a new Introduction by Ann Pasternak Slater