Black mischief

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Chapman and Hall, 1932 - Fiction - 239 pages
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"Black Mischief," Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom. Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala, " the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a good deal more mischief.

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User Review  - E Stanton - Goodreads

What a fun read. I've decided to try to read as much of Waugh's work as possible. This is a great satire of the status of the British Empire in the Post-Victorian area, as well as a stab the the ... Read full review

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User Review  - CaldoHendo - Goodreads

Seth, Emperor of Azania, Chief of the Sakuyu, Lord of Wanda, Tyrant of the Seas, and Bachelor of the Arts of Oxford University is determined to modernize his little island empire off the coast of ... Read full review

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