Put Out More Flags

Waugh, Evelyn

£20.00

Upper-class rogues, bohemians, dowagers, socialites, bureaucrats and delinquent evacuees prepare for England to change forever, in this hilarious and deadly serious 1942 satire on the ‘phoney war’. The hideous, then unfamiliar shriek of the air-raid sirens sang out over London. What happened to the characters of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies when the war broke out? Put Out More Flags shows them adjusting to the changing social pattern of the times. Some of them play a valorous part; others, like the scapegrace Basil Sea, disclose their incorrigible habit of self-preservation in all circumstances. Basil’s contribution to the war effort involves the use of his peculiar talents in such spheres of opportunity as the Ministry of Information and an obscure section of Military Security – adventures which incite Evelyn Waugh to another pungent satire upon the coteries of Mayfair.

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Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Publisher City
London
Year
1942
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Waugh, Evelyn
SKU
IYC131830
Categories
Condition
Good, 1st edition, missing d/j, publisher's grey cloth, black spine titling, text block firm (slight forward lean), pages unmarked and crisp; foxing on edges and water stain on rear endpapers.
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7⅜" x 5")
Page Count
256
ISBN