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The Resource Waugh abroad : collected travel writing, Evelyn Waugh ; with an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare

Waugh abroad : collected travel writing, Evelyn Waugh ; with an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare

Label
Waugh abroad : collected travel writing
Title
Waugh abroad
Title remainder
collected travel writing
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Waugh ; with an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thirty years' worth of Evelyn Waugh's inimitable travel writings have been gathered together for the first time in one volume. Waugh's accounts of his travels--spanning the years from 1929 to 1958--describe journeys through the West Indies, Mexico, South America, the Holy Land, and Africa. And just as his travels informed his fiction, his novelist's sensibility is apparent in each of these pieces. Waugh pioneered the genre of modern travel writing in which the comic predicament of the traveler is as central as the world he encounters. He wrote with as sharp an eye for folly as for foliage, and a delight in the absurd, not least where his own comfort and dignity are concerned. From his fresh take on the well-traveled and hence already "fully labeled" Mediterranean region in Labels, to a close-up view of Haile Selassie's coronation in Remote People, from a comically miserable stint in British Guiana in Ninety-two Days, to a sharp-eyed tour of The Holy Places, the seven travel books collected here provide a feast of literary adventures--as light, bright, sharp, and invigorating as Waugh's fiction.--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1966
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waugh, Evelyn
Dewey number
828/.91203
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6045.A97
LC item number
A6 2003b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
266
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • British
  • Voyages and travels
Label
Waugh abroad : collected travel writing, Evelyn Waugh ; with an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labels -- Remote people -- Ninety-two days -- Waugh in Abyssinia -- Robbery under the law -- The holy places -- A tourist in Africa
Control code
52288791
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xli, 1064 pages
Isbn
9781400040766
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003053150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Waugh abroad : collected travel writing, Evelyn Waugh ; with an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labels -- Remote people -- Ninety-two days -- Waugh in Abyssinia -- Robbery under the law -- The holy places -- A tourist in Africa
Control code
52288791
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xli, 1064 pages
Isbn
9781400040766
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003053150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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