Lighter Books Evelyn Waugh Vile Bodies

ISBN 13: 9780140182521

Vile Bodies

3.82 avg rating
( 9,362 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140182521: Vile Bodies

Evelyn Waugh's acidly funny and formally daring satire, Vile Bodies reveals the darkness and vulnerability that lurks beneath the glittering surface of the high life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Richard Jacobs.

In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of twenties' Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade - whether promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. In a quest for treasure, a favourite party occupation, 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 fulfilment of unconscious desires.

Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1942 he published Put Out More Flags and then in 1945 Brideshead Revisited. Men at Arms (1952) was the first volume of 'The Sword of Honour' trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender, followed in 1955 and 1961.

If you enjoyed Vile Bodies, you might like Waugh's A Handful of Dust, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'The high point of the experimental, original Waugh'

Malcolm Bradbury, Sunday Times

'This brilliantly funny, anxious and resonant novel ... the difficult edgy guide to the turn of the decade'

Richard Jacobs

'It's Britain's Great Gatsby'

Stephen Fry, director of Vile Bodies film adaptation Bright Young Things

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Here, the bright young things of Mayfair exercise their inventive minds and "vile bodies" in every kind of capricious escapade. Teetering on the brink of the preposterous, the plot is an adroit jigsaw of comic situations involving a vivid assortment of characters.

Book Description:

A story of youth, scandal, vice and romance from the author of Brideshead Revisited

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Evelyn Waugh
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. cover frayed. yellow pages due to age, **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2449104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Evelyn Waugh
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Vile Bodies This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780140182521

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Evelyn Waugh
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1930)
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1930. Book Condition: Very Good. 1 Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80435025

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.15
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Waugh, Evelyn
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002452686

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Waugh, Evelyn
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001380495

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Waugh, Evelyn
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001174620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Evelyn Waugh
Published by Penguin Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sunrise Books Ltd
(Lowestoft, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 09823kdm027

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Waugh, Evelyn
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: Very Good. 1990. Paperback. Some minor shelf wear but remains very good. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KTJ0045292

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
5.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Waugh, Evelyn
Published by Penguin Classic, London (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Alexander's Books
(Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classic, London, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¼ - 9¼" tall. No Date c. 2000 Reprint. Octavo paperback. 224 pp. Very Good condition. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 062660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Waugh, Evelyn
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1990)
ISBN 10: 0140182527 ISBN 13: 9780140182521
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. 1990. Paperback. Some minor shelf wear but remains very good. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KTJ0045292

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
5.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book