Decline and Fall - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Evelyn Waugh's hilarious debut novel, with an introduction by Barbara Cooke

Sent down from Oxford in outrageous circumstances, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. As the farce unfolds and the young run riot, no one is safe, least of all Paul.

'His first, most perfect novel ... ruthlessly comic' John Mortimer, Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9780141180908
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 9255
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 228g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 15mm