Scoop

Scoop

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by Evelyn Waugh
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316926102
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/30/1977
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he travelled extensively and published a number of travel books. In 1939 he was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards. He went on to write a number of other books, including Brideshead Revisited (1945) and Men at Arms (1952). Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 28, 1903
Date of Death:
April 10, 1966
Place of Birth:
West Hampstead, London
Education:
Hertford College, Oxford University, 1921-1924; Heatherley's Art School, 1924

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Scoop 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was a continuous poke at journalists and British people in general. I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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The least interesting book I have read in a long time. A waste of money and time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bye!*walks out*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello. *piles every flavor on her cup*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Sorry for taking so long, i forgot where it was) thanks! *eats it*