The complete stories of Evelyn Waugh.
|Format:||Print Book 1998|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies|
Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost. The Complete Stories is a dazzling distillation of Waugh's genius-abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.
ContentsThe Stories. The balance ; A house of gentlefolks ; The manager of "The Kremlin" ; Love in the slump ; Too much tolerance ; Excursion in reality ; Incident in Azania ; Bella Fleace gave a party ; Cruise ; The man who liked Dickens ; Out of depth ; By special request ; Period piece ; On guard ; Mr. Loveday's little outing ; Winner takes all ; An Englishman's home ; The sympathetic passenger ; My father's house ; Lucy Simmonds ; Charles Ryder's schooldays ; Scott-King's modern Europe ; Tactical exercise ; Compassion ; Love among the ruins ; Basil Seal rides again
Juvenilia. The curse of the horse race ; Fidon's confetion ; Multa pecunia ; Fragment of a novel ; Essay ; The house: an anti-climax
Oxford stories. Portrait of young man with career ; Antony, who sought things that were lost ; Edward of unique achievement ; Fragments: they dine with the past ; Conspiracy to murder ; Unacademic exercise: a nature story ; The national game.
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-- Social life and customs
-- 20th century
|Publisher|| Boston :Little, Brown, and Co.,1998
|Edition||1st American ed.|
|Other Titles|| Short stories
535 pages ; 25 cm
|ISBN||0316925462 (alk. paper)