Monday, May 25, 2015

Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh

This was a wickedly funny satire of the British upper classes circa the late 1920s (I seem to have a little mini-theme of that time period going here). I'm sure as an American product of the late 20th century I missed plenty of the humor that would have been more obvious to a reader when it was first published, and/or who had life experience that was more similar to events in the book, but I still found much to laugh at. The darkly dry, humorous tone was very enjoyable. Recommended.

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