Scoop

Scoop

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by Evelyn Waugh
     
 

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In "Scoop, " surreptitiously dubbed "a newspaper adventure, " Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-journalism an how, leaving part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaelia to London as the "Daily's Beast's" more accoladed overseas

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

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 (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.

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*