Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

Sent down from Oxford in outrageous circumstances, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly surprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. As the farce unfolds and the young run riot, no one is safe, least of all Paul.

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The 633rd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 37th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Decline and fall Hardcover 2852790 $14.49 $1.31
Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 4324777 $7.52 $0.01 2010
Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 3619089 $7.59 $0.83 2001
Decline and Fall Hardcover 2831747 $9.99 $0.01 1993
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Decline and Fall Hardcover 1572562 $84.87 $2.50 1993
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