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Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1977, ©1938.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Evelyn Waugh was one of literature's great curmudgeons and a scathingly funny satirist. Scoop is a comedy of England's newspaper business of the 1930s and the story of William Boot, a innocent hick from the country who writes careful essays about the habits of the badger. Through a series of accidents and mistaken identity, Boot is hired as a war correspondent for a Fleet Street newspaper. The uncomprehending Boot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN: 0316926175 9780316926171 0316926108 9780316926102
OCLC Number: 3499004
Description: 321 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Evelyn Waugh.

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"Evelyn Waugh was one of literature's great curmudgeons and a scathingly funny satirist. Scoop is a comedy of England's newspaper business of the 1930s and the story of William Boot, a innocent hick from the country who writes careful essays about the habits of the badger. Through a series of accidents and mistaken identity, Boot is hired as a war correspondent for a Fleet Street newspaper. The uncomprehending Boot is sent to the fictional African country of Ishmaelia to cover an expected revolution. Although he has no idea what he is doing and he can't understand the incomprehensible telegrams from his London editors, Boot eventually gets the big story."--Amazon.com.

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