Vile Bodies

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Evelyn Waugh's second novel, VILE BODIES, is his tribute to London's smart set. It introduces us to society as it used to be but that now is gone forever, and probably for good.

Improbably, this is a love story in which Adam Fenwick-Symes, a dest

Improbably, this is a love story in which Adam Fenwick-Symes, a destitute young writer, hungers for Nina Blount, daughter of an eccentric aristocrat. But at the same time, it is a satire that plays against the social whirl of a class doomed to extinction as certainly as the dodo.

"The defiant hilarity of a dance on a sinking ship." --Alexander Woolcott. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 23/11/17
A silly, nonsensical book with over-the-top characters and exaggerated encounters. Often I asked myself why am I reading this tripe but then I realized that I wanted to know how their misadventures would end.
Ha scritto il 05/01/14
"Darling," she said, "there is no looking-glass in my room and no bath anywhere, and I trod on someone cold and soft asleep in the passage, and I've been awake all night killing bugs with drops of face lotion, and everything smells, and I feel so low ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/06/11
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

Published Chapman & Hall, 1930; this edition Penguin, 1974.

Sometimes, paperback publishers get the “look” of an author spot-on, and the Bentley/Farrell/Burnett covers for Penguin’s Evelyn Waugh edition i
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