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The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Evelyn Waugh

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold By Evelyn Waugh

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold by Evelyn Waugh


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Summary

An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. Yet, to his horror, the hallucinations increase and life on board becomes very embarrassing.

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Summary

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: A Conversation Piece by Evelyn Waugh

This disquieting, sharply comic novel recounts a period of mental breakdown in the life of Gilbert Pinfold, an established novelist of mature years

An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. Yet, to his horror, the hallucinations increase and life on board becomes very embarrassing. This curious and diverting novel throws new light on Evelyn Waugh's remarkable talent.

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he also travelled extensively and converted to Catholicism. In 1939 Waugh was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards, experiences which informed his Sword of Honour trilogy (1952-61). His most famous novel, Brideshead Revisited (1945), was written while on leave from the army. Waugh died in 1966.

Additional information

GOR003559806
9780141184500
0141184507
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: A Conversation Piece by Evelyn Waugh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20060629
208
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