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Scoop - Evelyn Waugh
Scoop
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Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the "Daily Beast", has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs... show more
Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the "Daily Beast", has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. One of Waugh's most exuberant comedies, "Scoop" is a brilliantly irreverent satire of "Fleet Street" and its hectic pursuit of hot news.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141187495 (0141187492)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
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The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it
5.0 Satire at its best
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
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 Scoop
For nearly two weeks now, the bent and creased copy of Scoop sitting on my desk has been staring at me. Patiently. Waiting whether I was going to write a review or not. On finishing the book I had exactly two feelings about it: 1. As far as satire of the press goes, Waugh created the most deli...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it
3.0 Scoop (Penguin Modern Classics)
Possibly the most funny out of everything I've read by Eeeeeeeeevlyn Waugh and I find journalists boring.
Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 Scoop
Introduction--Scoop
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Scoop
bookshelves: published-1937, play-dramatisation, fraudio, amusing, war Read in August, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** togsA NEW Dramatisation by Jeremy Front of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1938 novel.Unambitious writer William Boot is mistaken for a successful journalist and sent to cover a war in Africa....
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