The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh, 1998 first American edition.


Written by Evelyn Waugh. First American edition thus, 1998. Little, Brown and Company.

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"For the first time, all of Evelyn Waugh's stories - thirty-nine marvelous works of short fiction spanning his entire career - are brought together in a single volume. ...

"The stories range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to one in which Waugh suggests an alternative ending to his novel A Handful of Dust; from a 'missing chapter' in the life Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to two long, linked stories, remnants of an abandoned novel that Waugh himself considered "my best writing"; from a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age to an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure"; from a hilarious fantasy about newlyweds to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost."

Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (1903 - 1966) was one of the great 20th century writers, author of novels, biographies, and travel books, as well as journalist and book reviewer. His most celebrated works include the satirical novels "Decline and Fall" and "A Handful of Dust," as well as "Brideshead Revisited" and the "Sword of Honour" trilogy. His life, marked by extensive travel, military service, and a conversion to Catholicism, provided rich material for his literary endeavors.
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Condition: Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light edge wear at head and tail of the spine, with tiny closed tear at tail. Maroon cover boards. Discrete name on front fly leaf. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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