Decline and Fall

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Back Bay Books
Publish Date
Pages
301
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316216319
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About the Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called one of the century's great masters of English prose, wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

Reviews

"Irresistible....One of Waugh's best."--New York Times Book Review
"A savagely comic masterpiece."--Times Literary Supplement
"A world of anarchic fantasy, floodlit with a bland, devastating brilliance....Waugh's people were of two classes, both of whom he knew intimately: the giddy rich and adventurers of vast caddishness....The characters reeled their lunatic way, with sublime insouciance or sublime rascality, through a harlequinade ending in gruesome but hilarious calamity."--Charles J. Rolo, Atlantic Monthly
"Decline and Fall is that all-too-rare phenomenon, a good nonsense novel. Its author has had the happy inspiration to take nothing seriously, and least of all himself. The result is a book which makes more sense than most."--T.S. Matthews, The New Republic
"Surely one of the finest satirical novels of our time, in whcih uplift, religion, romance, and personal animus do not dissipate the satiric intention."--Ernest Jones, The Nation