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"If I'm not mistaken, Put Out More Flags is the greatest of Evelyn Waugh's great novels. As such, it deserves to be revived and reread as long as we read English." L. E. Sissman, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Publisher Comments:

Put Out More Flags is Waugh's superb send-up of "smart" England, the bohemian crowd, as World War II approaches. Making a return appearance, Basil Seal this time insinuates himself into an odd but profitable role in the country's mobilization.

Review:

"Waugh's particular genius at his best....His most important book....He constructs not only the funniest but also the most cruelly searching image to date of England in her last fateful moment of history." Time

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"Extremely amusing....It starts out as a wicked satire in the well-known Waugh manner and ends up as a morality play." John Chamberlain, New York Times

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"Very witty....An exceptional novel." Boston Globe

Review:

"Triumphant....The greatest of Evelyn Waugh's great novels. As such it deserves to be revived and reread as long as we read English." L.E. Sissman, Atlantic Monthly

About the Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in Hampstead, England, into a family of publishers and writers. He was educated at Lancing and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he majored in modern history.

Waugh's first book, A Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was published in 1928. Soon afterward his first novel, Decline and Fall, appeared and his career was sensationally launched. In fifteen novels of cunning construction and lapidary eloquence, Time summarized later, Evelyn Waugh developed a wickedly hilarious yet fundamentally religious assault on a century that, in his opinion, had ripped up the nourishing taproot of tradition and let wither all the dear things of the world. Apart from his novels, Waugh also wrote several acclaimed travel books, two additional biographies, and an autobiography, A Little Learning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316916059
Author:
Waugh, Evelyn
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reissue
Publication Date:
20020830
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.88x5.02x.79 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316916059 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "If I'm not mistaken, Put Out More Flags is the greatest of Evelyn Waugh's great novels. As such, it deserves to be revived and reread as long as we read English." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "Waugh's particular genius at his best....His most important book....He constructs not only the funniest but also the most cruelly searching image to date of England in her last fateful moment of history."
"Review" by , "Extremely amusing....It starts out as a wicked satire in the well-known Waugh manner and ends up as a morality play."
"Review" by , "Very witty....An exceptional novel."
"Review" by ,

"Triumphant....The greatest of Evelyn Waugh's great novels. As such it deserves to be revived and reread as long as we read English." L.E. Sissman, Atlantic Monthly

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