The Complete Short Stories

Hardcover | June 27, 2017

byEvelyn Waugh

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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.

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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...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141193697

ISBN - 13:9780141193694

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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