The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold - A Conversation Piece

Author(s): Evelyn Waugh

Literary Fiction

Based on a true episode, this sharply comic novel, and Waugh's own biography are entangled in a richly fascinating way. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold--A Conversation Piece recounts a period of mental confusion and breakdown in the life of Gilbert Pinfold, an established novelist of mature years. Prone to moments of paranoia and memory-loss, he attempts to cure himself by going on a cruise to the tropics. But an active imagination means peace of mind becomes an increasingly illusory destination.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140017946
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 45359200.0
  • : January 1982
  • : 1 Inches X 1 Inches X 1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Evelyn Waugh
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 1