Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall

A Novel

Book - 1962
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Sent down from Oxford after a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly surprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at a boys' private school in Wales. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools ... Then sports day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde ... As the farce unfolds in Evelyn Waugh's ... debut as a novelist, the young run riot and no-one is safe, least of all Paul"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: London : Chapman & Hall, 1962.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780412505409
0412505401
Characteristics: 252 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.

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HT805
Sep 15, 2015

That's not funny.

SB2000 Jun 27, 2011

Funny, irreverant, absurd.

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e_long
May 09, 2011

Waugh's first novel. Very enjoyable, if you like Waugh. Not necessarily a starting point, though. For that, I'd recommend Brideshead. Fairly fast paced and funny. Looks at a nice cross-section of English society in Waugh's typically nonsensical sort of way.

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