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  1. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a novel by the British writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in July 1957. It is Waugh's penultimate full-length work of fiction, which the author called his "mad book"—a largely autobiographical account of a period of hallucinations caused by bromide intoxication that he experienced in the early ...

  2. A successful, middle-aged novelist with a case of "bad nerves," Gilbert Pinfold embarks on a recuperative trip to Ceylon. Almost as soon as the gangplank lifts, Mr. Pinfold hears sounds coming out of the ceiling of his cabin: wild jazz bands, barking dogs, loud revival meetings.

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  4. Compre online The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, de Waugh, Evelyn na Amazon. Frete GRÁTIS em milhares de produtos com o Amazon Prime. Encontre diversos livros escritos por Waugh, Evelyn com ótimos preços.

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  5. Description. “The very model of the modern paranoid novel” (New York Times) and an ambitious work of semi-autobiographical fiction from one of England’s greatest novelists. Gilbert Pinfold is a reclusive Catholic novelist suffering from acute inertia.

  6. Gilbert Pinfold is, by all accounts, an accomplished man. He distinguished himself serving in the war, and then in peace as a novelist. He has travelled widely and has a successful marriage....

  7. Summary. This disquieting, sharply comic novel recounts a period of mental breakdown in the life of Gilbert Pinfold, an established novelist of mature years. An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate.