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The Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold

Author: Evelyn Waugh.

The Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold

Author: Evelyn Waugh.

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Item #: D32297
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316216654
The reclusive Catholic novelist Gilbert Pinfold is on a cruise to Ceylon, in this late work from Evelyn Waugh—"the very model of the modern paranoid novel" (NYTimes). In an attempt to defeat insomnia, Pinfold has been imbibing a cocktail of bromide, chloral, and crème de menthe. But then Pinfold begins hearing sounds coming through the ceiling o... More
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The reclusive Catholic novelist Gilbert Pinfold is on a cruise to Ceylon, in this late work from Evelyn Waugh—"the very model of the modern paranoid novel" (NYTimes). In an attempt to defeat insomnia, Pinfold has been imbibing a cocktail of bromide, chloral, and crème de menthe. But then Pinfold begins hearing sounds coming through the ceiling of his cabin: wild jazz bands, barking dogs, and loud revival meetings. Worse yet, he hears voices, talking in the most frighteningly intimate way about him.


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