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The great thing about Evelyn Waugh is that the humor of his novels transcends their era. You don't have to know anything about English society of the 1920s to be entertained by Vile Bodies because Waugh's style relies on fundamentally silly characters, wry dialogue, piercing intelligence, and manic energy more than on contemporary culture, events, and figures. Witty, irreverent, and hysterical — Vile Bodies is Waugh at the height of his satirical talents.
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Evelyn Waugh's second novel, "Vile Bodies" is his tribute to London's smart set. It introduces us to society as it used to be but that now is gone forever, and probably for good.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316926119
Author:
Waugh, Evelyn
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
#1
Publication Date:
19771131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.81x4.95x.92 in. .56 lbs.

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The great thing about Evelyn Waugh is that the humor of his novels transcends their era. You don't have to know anything about English society of the 1920s to be entertained by Vile Bodies because Waugh's style relies on fundamentally silly characters, wry dialogue, piercing intelligence, and manic energy more than on contemporary culture, events, and figures. Witty, irreverent, and hysterical — Vile Bodies is Waugh at the height of his satirical talents.

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