Vile Bodies

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Little, Brown, Dec 11, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
19 Reviews
In the years following the First World War a new generation emerged, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of 1920s London, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercised their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade. In these pages 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 hedonistic fulfillment of their desires. Evelyn Waugh's acidly funny satire reveals the darkness and vulnerability beneath the sparkling surface of the high life.

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The characterisation is often facile and unconvincing. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Roger Pettit - Goodreads

I fear that, if 'Vile Bodies' is typical of his work, I shall have to add Evelyn Waugh to the list of critically acclaimed and popular writers whom I simply can't get to grips with. (EM Forster and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amrita - Goodreads

Do you you think that the neediness of seeing and being seen is a particularly human trait? If so, Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies is an embodiment of that trait. The distinguishing feature of the elite of ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

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