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Vile Bodies

Evelyn Waugh

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Heaving influenced by Eliot's "The Wasteland", Waugh's second and most "modern" novel deconstructs romantic comedy to devastating effect.

Satiric novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in 1930. Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things, young people who indulge in constant party-going, heavy drinking, and promiscuous sex. At the novel's end, the realities of the world intrude, with Adam Fenwick-Symes, the protagonist, serving on a battlefield at the onset of another world war.

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Praise for Vile Bodies

  • The high point of the experimental, original Waugh - Malcolm Bradbury, Sunday Times

  • This brilliantly funny, anxious and resonant novel ... the difficult edgy guide to the turn of the decade - Richard Jacobs

  • It's Britain's Great Gatsby - Stephen Fry

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