Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2000
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Evelyn Waugh's acidly funny novel of the Roaring Twenties, with an introduction by Simon JamesIn 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 - whether promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, a vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the fulfilment of unconscious desires.'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

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141182872
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 224g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Vile Bodies
At the outset of Waugh
Had I been Evelyn Waugh's publisher, I would have been worried by "Vile Bodies" his follow up to his successful first book "Decline and Fall". It is incons... READ MORE
The oaks
Vile Bodies
Utter madness, a very funny and enjoyable read!
This novel is accompanied with an Alice in Wonderland quote as the epigraph, and there could not be a more fitting quote to introduce this book. The relati... READ MORE
Katherine Hastings