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  • Published: 31 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718197698
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Mr Loveday's Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)



The first of two volumes of Waugh's short fiction, now part of a major new series of his work in Penguin Classics

In this unique collection of Waugh's early short stories, some of which became the inspirations for his novels, Waugh displays his unique talent for comedy and narration. 'Mr Loveday's Little Outing' is a blackly comic tale of a mental asylum and its favourite resident, while 'Cruise' sees a hilarious series of letters from a naïve young woman as she travels with her family. These witty and immaculately crafted stories display the finest writing of a master of satire and comic twists.

  • Published: 31 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718197698
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

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.

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