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Boxed Set. Scoop, Decline and Fall, Put Out…
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Boxed Set. Scoop, Decline and Fall, Put Out More Flags, Black Mischief,… (editie 1977)

door Evelyn Waugh (Auteur)

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Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh books, publishing in chronological order over the coming year. The books have an elegant new jacket and text design. In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of 'twenties Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, a vivid assortment of characters hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the fulfilment of unconscious desires.… (meer)
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Titel:Boxed Set. Scoop, Decline and Fall, Put Out More Flags, Black Mischief, Handful of Dust, Vile Bodies, The Loved One
Auteurs:Evelyn Waugh (Auteur)
Info:Little Brown & Co (1977), Edition: No Edition Stated
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Trefwoorden:to-read

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Vile Bodies door Evelyn Waugh

  1. 30
    Decline and Fall door Evelyn Waugh (Nickelini)
    Nickelini: If you like one of these Evelyn Waugh novels, chances are you'll like the second.
  2. 10
    Een handvol stof door Evelyn Waugh (John_Vaughan)
  3. 00
    Highland Fling door Nancy Mitford (amanda4242)
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I try not to review when I'm in a rotten mood. And this book is "ill-making." Rotten mood stew. Thusly I cease my review of Waugh's 1930 novel which Stephen Fry (director of its 2003 adaptation, Bright Young Things) rather cruelly deemed Britain's Great Gatsby.

Almost a second star rewarded for the one dunce who is funny enough to be tolerable, or should I say tolerable enough to be funny: Colonel Blount. ( )
  rosscharles | May 19, 2021 |
An entertaining, breezy, funny send-up of the "Bright Young Things" who enjoyed some renown in between the wars England. Given the 1930 publication date of this, Waugh is obviously satirizing the "beautiful people" of 1920's English society, pretty much young people who are famous for being famous. Even the lead male protagonist, who is not so well known and has achieved nothing, nevertheless, feels inspired to write his memoirs while still in his 20's. His efforts in this regard come to a premature end due to the intervention of a pair of philistine customs officials, thus setting the plot in motion.

To be honest I was anticipating a little more from Waugh; and to be fair he may have delivered, but not being at all familiar with the identities of the real life models of his characters, I may not have appreciated the jokes as much as they deserved. ( )
  citizencane | Oct 16, 2020 |
I liked this book and the glance it gives on times long gone.

I listened to an audioversion of this book and thoroughly enjoyed the different voices narrating the differebt characters. It made the book come to life more. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Apr 9, 2020 |
A book about the bright young people of the 1920s London, a mixture of gossip, deceit, innocence and sophistication. Plenty of laughs and a good pace. ( )
  CarolKub | Dec 18, 2019 |
Read this for 1001, TBR takedown. Audio. This book, the second of Evelyn Waugh's books published 1930 is about the Bright Young Things or young aristocrats of the twenties in prewar London. It also features the tabloid press, following the crowd and trying to make news. Interestingly, authors writing about the "bright young things" included Nancy Mitford (Highland Fling), Henry Green (Party Going), Anthony Powell (Dance to the Music of Time) as well as Evelyn Waugh.

Vile Bodies is a follow-up to his first novel, which I have not read and did not realize this was a follow-up but I don't think that was a problem. We have the anti-hero, Adam Fenwich Synes in his quest to marry Nina and parodies the conventions of romantic comedy.

Yes, there really is nothing new in this generation that hasn't been commented in other generations. Therefore it is timeless. Also said to be the first book in which most of the dialogue occurs over the telephone. ( )
  Kristelh | Sep 3, 2019 |
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There is no Grimes in Vile Bodies, and I suppose that humanity will gratify its deep need to be unpleasant by assuring Mr. Waugh that it is not so good as his first book. But it is actually better in many respects. It selects aspects of London and gives amazingly concise and complete renderings of them...

One is reminded of the technique that Anatole France employed when he wanted to give a picture of contemporary France in the Bergeret series. There he hangs side by side panels representing scenes in different houses affected by the political situation that was the real subject of the book; each is a calm, pretty, sunlit, elegant thing, like an eighteenth-century interior, offering a surface of deceptive calm until one looks into it and sees how it marks another stage in the progress of the subject. Mr. Waugh deals with contemporary London in something the same manner, speeding up his tempo to suit our age.
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Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh books, publishing in chronological order over the coming year. The books have an elegant new jacket and text design. In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of 'twenties Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, a vivid assortment of characters hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the fulfilment of unconscious desires.

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