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Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
Decline and Fall
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140000757 (0140000755)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
3.0 Decline and Fall
A picaresque novel in the tradition of Lazarillo de Tormes, etc, only in 20th century England. Completely absurd, and funny, and even more absurd.**spoilers below!**Paul Pennyfeather is expelled from his college (I think--this novel would be much more enjoyable for someone who understands the Englis...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 Decline and Fall
As much as I liked Vile Bodies, Waugh's other books just leave me cold. There is wit, and then there is spite. Waugh just somehow doesn't seem to be able to rise above the latter. Yes, there are some fine caricatures, but what spoils them is that Waugh tries too hard at times and comes across a...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it
3.0 Decline and Fall
Much of the satire/humor in this book was lost on me. I guess I do not know enough about the society in which it was written. That being said, I still really enjoyed the plot and the characters and the little humor I did understand. Also I found myself reading this book out loud to myself in bad Bri...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Decline and Fall
bookshelves: re-read, spring-2010, satire, published-1928, play-dramatisation, fraudio, amusing Recommended for: BBC7 listeners Read from May 17 to 22, 2010, read count: 2 ** spoiler alert ** Evelyn Waugh's Paul Pennyfeather who, expelled from Oxford, is forced to rethink his life. Stars Andrew S...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
4.0 Evelyn Waugh - Decline and Fall
'Decline and Fall' is the sort of merciless social satire about Oxford and its elitist characters I expected to find when I bought 'Zuleika Dobson' by Max Beerbohm. Whereas the latter left me utterly disappointed - to the point I left that book half-read - this novel turned out to be far more brilli...
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