Vile Bodies

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Little, Brown, Dec 11, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Let's talk irony. Vile Bodies, published in 1930, 10 years before the first Nazi bomb fell on London, ends on a battlefield in Europe. Flip to the front, which I only did after reading the book, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - freelancer_frank - LibraryThing

This is a book about class and frivolity. It is a satire on each that cannot quite hide its deep love for both. It has the sun-dappled loveliness of Wodehouse mixed in with the scabrous and forensic ... Read full review

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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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