Decline and Fall Author:Evelyn Waugh In this, one of Waugh's funniest novels, we encounter a serious-minded theology student, Paul Pennyfeather. Rather surprisingly he finds himself send down from Oxford for indecent behaviour. Forced by circumstance to take up the lowly profession of schoolmastering, he is appointed to a post at Llanabba Castle, a small boarding school in Wales h... more »opelessly administered by Mr Prendergast, a former clergyman beset by 'doubts', and Captain Grimes, a one-legged drunkard. Pennyfeather finds himself taken up by one of the parents and engaged as a private tutor, whirled along by the very highest society and an unwitting accomplice in the white slave trade! This tale of an innocent abroad in the Twenties is a comic masterpiece.
Read by Michael Maloney
Complete and unabridged on 6 cassettes. Playing time 8 hrs 15 mins approx.« less