"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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'We are Progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way.' When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing and bloodshed are rife. However, with the aid if Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the west - but will it be as simple as that?Product Description:
Treachery, cannibalism and civil war are among the evils at work in Azania. Against them are the forces of progress and the New Age, represented by the emperor Seth and his Minister of Modernization, Basil Seal. But it is a losing battle, and things are not much better back in Mayfair.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1938. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140001794