Decline and Fall by Waugh

Decline and Fall Paperback Nov 30 1977

By Waugh
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Subtitled "A Novel of Many Manners, " Evelyn Waugh's notorious first novel lays waste the "heathen idol" of British sportsmanship, the cultured perfection of Oxford, and the inviolable honor codes of the English gentleman. Within the book's unparalleled, rampant satire roam at will such characters as the Hon. Mrs. Beste-Chetwynde, Viscount Tangent, the utterly helpless hero, Paul Pennyfeather, stalked by various representatives of "the English country families baying for broken glass, " that refreshing bounder who misbehaves without compunction, Captain Grimes ("I don't believe one can ever be unhappy for long provided one does exactly what one wants when one wants to"), and the equally sulubrious butler, Philbrick, a graduate of the underworld who likes to tell about revolting crimes.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
Nov 30 1977
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780316926072
ISBN-10
0316926078
Weight
236g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 199.0mm