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ISBN13: 9780316926102
ISBN10: 0316926108
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In Scoop, surreptitiously dubbed "a newspaper adventure," Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism and how, leaving part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaelia to London as the Daily's Beast's more accoladed overseas reporter.

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"With this book England's wittiest novelist sets a new standard for comic extravaganza...the real message about Scoop is that it is thoroughly enjoyable, uproariously funny and that everyone should read it at once." The New York Times

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"[A] good deal of sharp wit — you can cut your hands on it if you're not careful." The New Yorker

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Evelyn Waugh was one of literature's great curmudgeons and a scathingly funny satirist. Scoop is a comedy of England's newspaper business of the 1930s and the story of William Boot, a innocent hick from the country who writes careful essays about the habits of the badger. Through a series of accidents and mistaken identity, Boot is hired as a war correspondent for a Fleet Street newspaper. The uncomprehending Boot is sent to the fictional African country of Ishmaelia to cover an expected revolution. Although he has no idea what he is doing and he can't understand the incomprehensible telegrams from his London editors, Boot eventually gets the big story.

About the Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

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agf, January 25, 2011 (view all comments by agf)
Scoop is Waugh's wickedly funny tale of a civil war incited by the British press. It couldn't be more relevant to our recent (and current) political situation. A case of mistaken identity sends the local nature reporter from writing about griebs to covering the events in Ishmalia. My stomach hurts from laughing so hard.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316926102
Author:
Waugh, Evelyn
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
British
Subject:
Ethiopia
Subject:
War correspondents
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Italo-Ethiopian War, 19
Subject:
Mistaken identity
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Publication Date:
19771130
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 1 in 0.58 lb

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Product details 336 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316926102 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With this book England's wittiest novelist sets a new standard for comic extravaganza...the real message about Scoop is that it is thoroughly enjoyable, uproariously funny and that everyone should read it at once."
"Review" by , "[A] good deal of sharp wit — you can cut your hands on it if you're not careful."
"Synopsis" by , Evelyn Waugh was one of literature's great curmudgeons and a scathingly funny satirist. Scoop is a comedy of England's newspaper business of the 1930s and the story of William Boot, a innocent hick from the country who writes careful essays about the habits of the badger. Through a series of accidents and mistaken identity, Boot is hired as a war correspondent for a Fleet Street newspaper. The uncomprehending Boot is sent to the fictional African country of Ishmaelia to cover an expected revolution. Although he has no idea what he is doing and he can't understand the incomprehensible telegrams from his London editors, Boot eventually gets the big story.
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