Scoop

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In SCOOP, surreptitiously dubbed a "newspaper adventure," Evelyn Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondents. He tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism and how, leaving the part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaeilia to London as the Daily Beast's most accoladed overseas reporter.

"With this book England's wittiest novelist sets a new standard for comic extravaganza...the real message about SCOOP is that it is ...

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Overview

In SCOOP, surreptitiously dubbed a "newspaper adventure," Evelyn Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondents. He tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism and how, leaving the part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaeilia to London as the Daily Beast's most accoladed overseas reporter.

"With this book England's wittiest novelist sets a new standard for comic extravaganza...the real message about SCOOP is that it is thoroughly enjoyable, uproariously funny and that everyone should read it at once." (The New York Times)

"...a good deal of sharp wit--you can cut your hands on it if you're not careful." (The New Yorker)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316216364
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 1,270,744
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn Waugh
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

Biography

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in Hampstead, England, into a family of publishers and writers. He was educated at Lancing and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he majored in modern history.

Waugh's first book, A Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was published in 1928. Soon afterward his first novel, Decline and Fall, appeared and his career was sensationally launched. In fifteen novels of cunning construction and lapidary eloquence, Time summarized later, Evelyn Waugh developed a wickedly hilarious yet fundamentally religious assault on a century that, in his opinion, had ripped up the nourishing taproot of tradition and let wither all the dear things of the world. Apart from his novels, Waugh also wrote several acclaimed travel books, two additional biographies, and an autobiography, A Little Learning.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 28, 1903
    2. Place of Birth:
      West Hampstead, London
    1. Date of Death:
      April 10, 1966

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2002

    funny book

    out of all the evelyn waugh books ive read this is probably the funniest and most enjoyable one. it's a great introduction to waugh's novels.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2001

    Satire at its best

    Waugh's look at the witty follies of journalism is without a doubt one of the zeniths of satire in British literature. The characters are sharp, as is the dialogue, and the irony of William Boot's ordeal is beyond hilarious.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2002

    Full of Satire

    This story was a continuous poke at journalists and British people in general. I recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2001

    Timely Satire

    Waugh's satire of the press sixty years ago is as true as ever with the explosion in 24 hour cable news networks. Rumor becomes fact in the hands of 'jounalists' looking to break news that does not exist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

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    The least interesting book I have read in a long time. A waste of money and time.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Ezio

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Link

    Bye!*walks out*

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Marley

    Hello. *piles every flavor on her cup*

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Ken

    (Sorry for taking so long, i forgot where it was) thanks! *eats it*

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