Black Mischief


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.

ISBN: 9780141183985 Author: Waugh, Evelyn Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 29th June 2000 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: 237 Language: English Edition: New edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘We are Progress and the New Age. Nothing can stand in our way.’

When Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African state of Azania, he has a tough job on his hands. His subjects are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing and bloodshed are rife. However, with the aid if Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his people to the civilized ways of the west – but will it be as simple as that?

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