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Black Mischief (1932)
by Evelyn Waugh
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316917338, Paperback)Black Mischief, " Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom. Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala, " the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a good deal more mischief.
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Bound by no politically correct rules, Evelyn Waugh's earthy satire lampoons all races, creeds and cultures in Black Mischief, a novel set in the fictitious land of Azania, an insect-infected swamp located somewhere in equatorial Africa. This ed. originally published: London: Chapman & Hall, 1962.
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