Vile Bodies: Bright Young Things

Version: Abridged
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Narrator: Emilia Fox , Tobias Menzies
Genres: Comedy
Publisher: CSA Word
Published In: November 2008
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Evelyn Waugh was known for his cutting critiques of English high -- and low -- society of the 1920s and '30s. "Vile Bodies" finds him at the peak of his form. This story of impoverished writer and high-society hanger-on Adam Fenwick-Symes recounts his endless attempts to wed heiress Nina Blount. The unforgettable cast of zanies includes American evangelist Mrs. Ape, the modern Mrs. Runcible, a revolving line of Prime Ministers, and the inimitable Mr. Chatterbox. Waugh's coruscating wit and surprisingly serious ending are well-served by this dramatic audio version.

Author Details

Author Details

Waugh, Evelyn

As a comic writer, satirist and master of English prose, EVELYN WAUGH (1903-1966) has been admired more than any other novelist of his generation. His celebrated novels include "Vile Bodies, A Handful of Dust" and "Scoop." He also wrote numerous travel books and biographies, as well as his "Diaries" and "Letters."