> Skip to content
  • Published: 27 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241299067
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Decline And Fall (Tv Tie In)



A tie-in edition to accompany the BBC adaptation starring Jack Whitehall, broadcasting in spring 2017.

A tie-in edition of Waugh's first and funniest novel to accompany the new BBC adaptation starring Jack Whitehall.Sent down from Oxford University for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather embarks on a series of bizarre adventures that start in a minor public school and end in one of Her Majesty's prisons. In this, his first and funniest novel, Evelyn Waugh brilliantly satirised the roaring twenties with his story of an innocent abroad in high society.

  • Published: 27 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241299067
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead, London, in 1903. He studied History at Hertford College, Oxford, but left without a degree. After a brief period as a teacher, he published his first book, a biography of the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, in 1928. The same year also saw the publication of his first novel, Decline and Fall, which established his reputation. Further novels, including Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Brideshead Revisited (1945) were highly acclaimed. Waugh also wrote several travel books and short stories, and was a prolific journalist and book reviewer. Waugh died on Easter Sunday, 1966, at his home in Combe Florey, Somerset.

Also by Evelyn Waugh

See all

Praise for Decline And Fall (Tv Tie In)

One of the greatest comic novels

Guardian

Related titles