The Loved One

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Within its golden gates, a naïve californian corpse beautician, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, and Mr. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.

. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park.

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Decline and Fall

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - 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. 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.

His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy plagued by doubts and Captain Grimes, rascals and fools, who is always in the soup or just plain drunk.

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A Handful of Dust

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - In a novel that combines tragedy, and savage irony, comedy, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony.

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Vile Bodies

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Evelyn waugh's acidly funny satire reveals the darkness and vulnerability beneath the sparkling surface of the high life. In these pages a vivid assortment of characters, aristocratic Nina Blount, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the hedonistic fulfillment of their desires.

. In the years following the First World War a new generation emerged, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The bright young things of 1920s london, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercised their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade.

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Brideshead Revisited

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - At once romantic, comic, sensuous, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity. The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.

Through the story of charles ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

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Sword of Honor

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Its central character is guy crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war overwhelming. The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric.

Sword of honor comprises the three acclaimed novels Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender. This trilogy spanning world war ii, based in part on Evelyn Waugh's own experiences as an army officer, is the author's surpassing achievement as a novelist. Though often somber, sword of Honor is also a brilliant comedy, peopled by the fantastic figures so familiar from Waugh's early satires.

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Scoop

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Algernon stitch, lord copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. So begins scoop, waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.

That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Lord copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters.

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A Burnt-Out Case

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Open Road Media #ad -  . Now he has reached the end of desire at the end of the world—a colony of lepers in the remote jungles of Africa. But when querry reluctantly agrees to build a hospital and his good intentions brand him a modern-day saint, all the intrusive and dangerous piety of civilization returns. So too, it first seems, could a local plantation owner’s lonely and abused wife—Querry’s unlikely confessor.

From “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety” comes Graham Greene’s celebrated novel about the consequences of conviction, the sickness of the soul, and the tenuous endurance of the human spirit William Golding. Suddenly infected with indifference, he has abandoned his pursuit of pleasure.

A Burnt-Out Case #ad - Querry is a world-renowned architect noted for his magnificent churches, each designed not for the glory of God, but for the satisfaction of self. And this time it could be inescapable. A famous architect struggling with a crisis of faith escapes to a leper colony in the Congo, in Graham Greene’s “greatest novel” Time.

Here, a fellow atheist, under the guidance of Doctor Colin, Querry’s consideration of the sick could be something close to a cure for his own suffering.

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Put Out More Flags

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Upper-class scoundrel basil seal, bad, his mother, and dangerous to know, creates havoc wherever he goes, much to the despair of the three women in his life-his sister, mad, and his mistress. When neville chamberlain declares war on Germany, it seems the perfect opportunity for more action and adventure.

So basil follows the call to arms and sets forth to enjoy his finest hour-as a war hero. With europe frozen in the "phoney war, " when will Basil's big chance to fight finally arrive? Basil's instincts for self-preservation come to the fore as he insinuates himself into the Ministry of Information and a little-known section of Military Security.

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The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Evelyn waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the british upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote and imaginary African outpost.

The complete stories is a dazzling distillation of Waugh's genius-abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.

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Black Mischief

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - We are progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way. When oxford-educated emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, double-dealing, and corruption, and bloodshed are rife. However, seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the west-but will it be as simple as that?Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, with the aid of Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, " the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala, and a good deal more mischief.

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