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The Complete Stories

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost. The Complete Stories is a dazzling distillation of Waugh's genius-abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.

Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost. The Complete Stories is a dazzling distillation of Waugh's genius-abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.
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Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the British upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote (and imaginary) African outpost. The Complete Stories is a dazzling distillation of Waugh's genius-abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

19h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:16:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:32:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:48:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:04:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:57:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

48:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:06:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:02:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:54