Evelyn Waugh, A Tourist in Africa
Waugh, Evelyn. A Tourist in Africa. First English Edition. 1960. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—jacket shows light fraying to the spine ends.
When one thinks of Evelyn Waugh, words like obstinate, misanthropic, xenophobic, and alcoholic come to mind—qualities that could make him a disagreeable traveling companion. He was, however, one of the greatest writers of his generation, and from the comfortable distance of the written word, he is agreeable company. His diary of his 1959 journey through Africa received raves from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. This English Edition has a more attractive dust jacket than its American counterpart.
“I declare smugly that at 55 I am at the time of life when I have to winter abroad, but in truth I reached that age thirty years ago.”