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Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1999. ©1934
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This somewhat satirical novel tells the story of Tony Last, a contented but shallow English country squire, who, having been betrayed by his wife and seen his illusions shattered one by one, joins an expedition to the Brazilian jungle, only to find himself trapped in a remote outpost as the prisoner of a maniac. The author incorporated several autobiographical elements into the plot, including his own recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN: 0316926051 9780316926058
OCLC Number: 44049310
Notes: "Bay Back Books."
Description: 308 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Du Côté de Chez Beaver --
English Gothic-I --
Hard cheese on Tony --
English Gothic-II --
In search of a city --
Du Côté de Chez Todd --
English Gothic-III.
Responsibility: Evelyn Waugh.

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This somewhat satirical novel tells the story of Tony Last, a contented but shallow English country squire, who, having been betrayed by his wife and seen his illusions shattered one by one, joins an expedition to the Brazilian jungle, only to find himself trapped in a remote outpost as the prisoner of a maniac. The author incorporated several autobiographical elements into the plot, including his own recent desertion by his wife. In 1933–34 Last travelled into the South American interior, and a number of incidents from the voyage are incorporated into the novel. After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set.

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