The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn Waugh audiobook

The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

By Evelyn Waugh
Read by Simon Prebble

Hachette Book Group
19.70 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781619695849

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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Evelyn Waugh

Author Bio: Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) was born October 28, 1903 in London, England. After short periods as an art student and schoolmaster, he devoted himself to travel and to the writing of novels. His novels are unusually highly wrought and precisely written. Those written before 1939 may be described as satirical. During World War II his writing took a more serious and ambitious turn. Waugh also wrote travel books. 

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 19.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English