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Scoop

Scoop

by Evelyn Waugh

Publisher Chapman and Hall

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  • Hardcover


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About the book

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another.Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. One of Waugh's most exuberant comedies, Scoop is a brilliantly irreverentsatire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news.

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About the Author

Evelyn Waugh

Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books; he was also a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall and A Handful of Dust, the novel Brideshead Revisited and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour.


He is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Chapman & Hall, 1938. First edition, first issue with 'as' in the last line of page 88. Original marbled cloth in second issue dustwrapper without the remains of 'Daily Beast' on the front panel. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed, which shows some wear to the spine ends and corners and a few trivial closed tears, but is a generally well preserved copy.

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