The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

Version: Unabridged
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: December 2014
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

A 'lavishly entertaining' (Publishers Weekly) distillation of Waugh's genius--abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.
Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a 'missing chapter' in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of 'a young lady of leisure' to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost.

Reviews (1)

Stories of Evelyn Waugh

Written by Sarah on September 14th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am not one for dry stories but once I got into the stories, I could see the characters and their typical behaviors that the author writes about. Since being a fan of Downton Abby, I have enjoyed more British writings that aren's exciting, action packed and moving toward showing the worst side of people. He reflects many ways the British see their lives and communities. The narrator makes a difference and Simon Prebble is one of the best.

Author Details

Author Details

Waugh, Evelyn

As a comic writer, satirist and master of English prose, EVELYN WAUGH (1903-1966) has been admired more than any other novelist of his generation. His celebrated novels include "Vile Bodies, A Handful of Dust" and "Scoop." He also wrote numerous travel books and biographies, as well as his "Diaries" and "Letters."