by Evelyn Waugh
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Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

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 Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316216371
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 223,906
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

October 28, 1903

Date of Death:

April 10, 1966

Place of Birth:

West Hampstead, London


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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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*