Black Mischief

Black Mischief

Book - 1977
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""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.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1977], c1960
ISBN: 9780316926133
0316926132
Characteristics: 312 p. : map ; 21 cm

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