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Evelyn Waugh
Birth date: October 28, 1903
Died: April 10, 1966
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The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it 3 years ago
So let's just acknowledge two things. First, Evelyn Waugh was not a pleasant person. Anything you read about him makes that clear. Second, this book is full of racism. There's no way to get around that. Once you've acknowledged those two issues, this book is fabulous. Satire at its best! Wil...
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
Largely regarded as Waugh's best work, Brideshead Revisited is one book I mostly associate with the tv adaptation rather than the book because it has been so long since I read the book that the tv adaptation, with all its visual charm and great acting, obviously left a more recent impression. Yet, I...
Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it 4 years ago
This book has been on my “to read” list for several years. Given I knew only the synopsis on Goodreads, I had my own idea of what the book would be already formulated before I read the first page. I suspected a summer tale, three months of glorious fun for two university pals. This presumption wa...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 5 years ago
After walking into to a prank by some good ol' boys, Paul Pennyfeather is sent down from Scone College for 'indecent behavior', a blow that he takes without too much fuss. His guardian denies him his allowance and he is sent off to teach at a public school far enough down the ladder to not inquire t...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
An anthology of 22 short comedic pieces, I picked this up on impulse at a UBS, because I'd never read any of the authors before (correction: I've read Wodehouse) and there were more than a couple names here that I'd often felt like I should have read, but hadn't; I was afraid they'd be weighty and, ...
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