Black Mischief

Author(s): Evelyn Waugh

Vintage Fiction | Literary Fiction

A hilarious and still timely tale of emerging Africa and declining England (Time), Evelyn Waugh's third novel helped to establish his reputation as a mater satirist. We are Progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way. When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing, and bloodshed are rife. With the aid of Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the West--but will it be as simple as that?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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140001792
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.170097
  • : January 1938
  • : 1 Inches X 1 Inches X 1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Evelyn Waugh
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 237