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Scoop, Evelyn Waugh's bestselling comedy of England's newspaper business of the 1930s is the closest thing foreign correspondents have to a bible—they swear by it. But few readers are acquainted with Waugh's memoir of his stint as a London Daily Mail correspondent in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) during the Italian invasion in the 1930s. Waugh in Abyssinia is an entertaining account by a cantankerous and unenthusiastic war reporter that "provides a fascinating short history of Mussolini's imperial adventure as well as a wickedly witty preview of the characters and follies that figure into Waugh's famous satire." In the forward, veteran foreign correspondent John Maxwell Hamilton explores in how Waugh ended up in Abyssinia, which real-life events were fictionalized in Scoop, and how this memoir fits into Waugh's overall literary career, which includes the classic Brideshead Revisited. As Hamilton explains, Waugh was the right man (a misfit), in the right place (a largely unknown country that lent itself to farcical imagination), at the right time (when the correspondents themselves were more interesting than the scraps of news they could get.) The result, Waugh in Abyssinia, is a memoir like no other.
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John Maxwell Hamilton, a longtime public radio commentator, has reported in the United States and abroad for ABC Radio, the Christian Science Monitor, and others. He is dean and LSU Foundation Hopkins P. Breazeale Professor at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and the author or coauthor of five books.
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Book Description Methuen & Co, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 253pp, not illustrated. Brown boards, general browning to pages, overall a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 016654
Book Description Methuen, London, 1984. Hardback. Very good to inside with page edges tanned. Tiny black spot to second two blank pages on bottom right edge. D/j not price clipped with slight wear to top front right corner; quarter inch tear to bottom front edge; minor tanning to top and bottom edges. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct. Size: 8.5 x 5.5". Seller Inventory # 0015599
Book Description Methuen, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. some browning to pages 253 pages reprint. Seller Inventory # 002924
Book Description Methuen, Great Britain, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 251 pages. Tanning due to age. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0413548309. ISBN/EAN: 9780413548306. Inventory No: 225276. Seller Inventory # 225276
Book Description Methuen, 1984. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP74205817
Book Description Methuen, London, 1984. Hard Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. HARDBACK IN JACKET 1984. BROWNED PAGES. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. Jacket is not torn. Front flap is not price-clipped: £9.50. Jacket is now under clear removable covers. Dispatched ROYAL MAIL FIRST CLASS with a TRACKING CODE next working day or sooner, securely boxed in cardboard, SIGNATURE REQUIRED. ref 08//26. Waugh in Abyssinia. ISBN: 0413548309. Seller Inventory # 035701
Book Description Methuen &, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases or written inscriptions. Small stain on upper edge of rear dust jacket. A couple small marks on front free endpaper. Chronicles author's experiences as a war correspondent for the Daily Mail covering the Italian invasion of Abyssinia in 1935. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 253 pp. Seller Inventory # 002738
Book Description Methuen, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Later Edition. ISBN 0413548309. Hardback. First Printing of the 1984 reprint edition from Methuen. Book is a tight sound unmarked copy in Very Good condition with Slight browning to the edges of the interior pages. Dustjacket is in Very Good plus condition with slight edgewear. L9.50 original price is still present and unclipped on the front dustjacket flap. We have placed the dustjacket in a Brodart clear plastic protective cover and it looks much better than described. Seller Inventory # 204320
Book Description Methuen, 1984. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0413548309-2-4