Vile Bodies (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 28 Aug 2003
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About the Author
Evelyn Waugh was born in 1903 and was educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1945 he published Brideshead Revisited and he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1952 for Men at Arms. Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.
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Top Customer Reviews
In my copy Evelyn Waugh writes that during the writing of the book, he underwent some bitter experience, that effected the entire tone of the novel. I could not ascertain the exact point where he does that but he his quite right. The end is so bleak yet beautiful with such heavily ladled sarcasm I think it is a work of masterpiece. Ok slightly over the top, but well worth a read!
The Penguin edition has a lot of notes on the text: which some might find helpful but which I found rather laboured and dull.
However they did not detract from my enjoyment of the book.
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I really liked this book, however I did get a little confused with the amount of characters that are in it. I can't remember half of what they were called! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carolan
Was underwhelmed in comparison to what the synopsis promised. For the first 50 pages, the snippets of different people's lives seemed a little haphazard, however things swiftly... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rachel Goulding
Once you have read one of Evelyn Waugh's novels you will want to read the rest.Published 8 months ago by Llaf Divad