Scoop - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Scoop - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 07/12/2000
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I read the newspapers with lively interest. It is seldom that they are absolutely, point-blank wrong. That is the popular belief, but those who are in the know can usually discern an embryo of truth, a little grit of fact, like the core of a pearl, round which have been deposited the delicate layers of ornament.

Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of 'The Daily Beast', has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs Algernon Stitch, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.

Edited with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens for Penguin Classics, this is perhaps the funniest novel ever written about journalism, from one of the Twentieth-Century’s most gifted writers.

'A novel of pitiless realism; the mirror of satire held up to catch the Caliban of the press corps' Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141184029
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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“Hilarious”

Absolutely hilarious! Classic Waugh, brilliant characters and story. I recommend it to everyone.

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“Racism revisited”

Written over 80 years ago its not surprising that this book would be nonPC to modern readers particularly as its written by the arch snob Evelyn Waugh. Of course, it reflects the views of the country at the peak of... More

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