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The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn Waugh
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This underrated British writer is a master of short fiction. The enthralling collection includes the story of an explorer who is lost in a remote Brazilian jungle and finds himself the prisoner of an illiterate native who wants him to read aloud the works of Charles Dickens - a storyline that was later expanded into Evelyn Waugh's novel "A Handful of Dust". Waugh's body of work would have merited a higher rating were it not for the dull opening story, but I persevered and my patience was rewarded. My only other grouse was the inclusion of fragments of incomplete novels, which serves no purpose and detracts from this otherwise brilliant collection.
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April 8, 2017 – Shelved
April 8, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
June 20, 2017 – Started Reading
July 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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