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Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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Evelyn Waugh's "irresistible" first novel ( New York Times ) is a brilliant and hilarious satire of English school life in the 1920s.

Sent down from Oxford after a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly surprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at a boys' private school in Wales. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. As the farce unfolds in Evelyn Waugh's dazzling debut as a novelist, the young run riot and no one is safe, least of all Paul.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780316253772
0316253774
Branch Call Number: EBOOK FIC WAUGH 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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HT805
Sep 15, 2015

That's not funny.

SB2000 Jun 27, 2011

Funny, irreverant, absurd.

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e_long
May 09, 2011

Waugh's first novel. Very enjoyable, if you like Waugh. Not necessarily a starting point, though. For that, I'd recommend Brideshead. Fairly fast paced and funny. Looks at a nice cross-section of English society in Waugh's typically nonsensical sort of way.

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