Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall

Paperback - 2003
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Sent down from Oxford in outrageous circumstances, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. As the farce unfolds and the young run riot, no-one is safe, least of all Paul.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2003
Edition: Evelyn Waugh centenary edition
ISBN: 9780141187488
Branch Call Number: FIC WAU
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 18 cm


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Sep 15, 2015

That's not funny.

SB2000 Jun 27, 2011

Funny, irreverant, absurd.

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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