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Black mischief

Evelyn Waugh

Black mischief

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

This ed., originally published, London: Chapman & Hall, 1962.

Statementwith nine drawings by the author ; Evelyn Waugh.
SeriesPenguin twentieth-century classics
The Physical Object
Pagination238p. ;
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18632078M
ISBN 100140182403


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Black Mischief is a ruthlessly witty sendup of modernization, colonization, uncivilized culture, civilized culture, and almost everything else.

As one of Waugh's earlier novels, it lacks the miraculously beautiful prose of later writing (and I don't just mean Brideshead ; even his mature comedies ascend into poetry at times) though there are /5. Black Mischief, " Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist.

Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom/5(73). Black Mischief is clever and it is entertaining."― Orville Prescott, New York Times "To achieve greatness, in the opinion of this devotee of the genre, satire must be rooted not only in a genuine love for the object being satirized but also in an awareness of the object's relation to the entire human condition, regardless of race, color /5(71).

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The scene of the novel was a fanciful confusion of many territories.4/5(32). "Black Mischief" is not a safe book; it delves into racial and political divides as wide now as then and lets you know its author isn't aboard for any of that 21st-century sensitivity rot.

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Profound hilarity ensues from the. Black Mischief is clever and it is entertaining."— Orville Prescott, New York Times "To achieve greatness, in the opinion of this devotee of the genre, satire must be rooted not only in a genuine love for the object being satirized but also in an awareness of the object's relation to the entire human condition, regardless of race, color Format: Ebook.

Black Mischief is clever and it is entertaining."-- Orville Prescott, New York Times "To achieve greatness, in the opinion of this devotee of the genre, satire must be rooted not only in a genuine love for the object being satirized but also in an awareness of the object's relation to the entire human condition, regardless of race, color /5(52).

"Black Mischief" is not a safe book; it delves into racial and political divides as wide now as then and lets you know its author isn't aboard for any of that 21st-century sensitivity rot. Despite or perhaps because of this it is a good book, perhaps a great book, and worthy of your time.4/5(64).

Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala," the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a good deal more mischief. From the Preface to the Second Edition: “This book will not take the casual reader to the cutting edge of research.

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The story romps on to chat the rise and fall of both Seth and Basil Seal, with both tragic and farcical results. On its publication Black Mischief caused great controversy, but while now the most difficult barrier for a modern reader is its frequent use of racist language and reliance on outdated stereotypes, in the s it was the book’s “indecency” which ruffled the most feathers.

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Hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a “Birth. Book Condition & Notes A good first edition in the publisher's black and red marbled binding. In a good dust jacket with a chip on the front right corner and minor repair work done to the inside of the spine.

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