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Black Mischief

 
 
 
 
Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN 13: 9780316917339
ISBN 10: 316917338
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 2002-08-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $14.99
 
 

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.