In Robbery Under Law, subtitled "The Mexican Object Lesson", Waugh presents a profoundly unpeaceful Mexican situation as a cautionary tale in which a once great civilisation - greater than the United States at the turn of the twentieth century - has succumbed, within the space of a single generation, to barbarism.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. 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), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). Waugh travelled extensively and also wrote several travel books, as well as a biography of Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox. Other famous works include his Sword of Honour trilogy, and Brideshead Revisited (1945).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 5 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches. New, pristine. No markings. Elegant new Penguin classics edition of Waugh's study of Mexico in the 1930s. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 014009
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014119362X
Book Description Penguin Classic 2011-11-22, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 014119362X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-014119362X
Book Description Penguin Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 336 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk014119362X
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014119362X