summary The Foxglove Saga
The Foxglove Saga review ¼ 3 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Auberon Waugh Auberon Waugh Ó 3 characters Auberon Waugh's first novel The Foxglove Saga is an imaginative and savage satire Its hero Martin Foxglove is a golden boy In the eyes of h. Auberon Waugh s first novel The Foxglove Saga is a comic novel very much in the style of his father s earlier books and the result is very successful Its hero Martin Foxglove is an abominably flawless paragon While at school Martin chooses a set of friends considered inappropriate by his family and he abandons his Christian faith His story and that of his friends particularly the ugly middle class Kenneth Stoat and the unfortunate Martin O Connor makes for a slyly humorous and sometimes sadly funny novel The plot is intentionally absurd built around the central character s desire to implement the seven corporal Works of Mercy The catholic Lady Foxglove parades them one by one treating the list as if it provided some definitive road map to saintliness while liberally reinterpreting her own self interested actions as charitable ones in order to cross another reuired work from the list The irony here is that while the list provides some guidance as to how the merciful should act in advancing the welfare of others Lady Foxglove s interventions always reduce the happiness of her intended beneficiariesI do not claim to have understood all of the sardonic details that Waugh includes but the story has plenty of references that are clear to anyone familiar with twentieth century British literature especially if the name Waugh is below the title The comic attitude of the book seems to be that any official machinery the school the hospital the Army can be made to go wrong by individual determination and lying I would suggest that it is not Mr Waugh who is amoral and cruel but the machinery in which his characters are caught Anarchism of this sort is viable if not as a basis for life at least for a comic novel and in his creation Auberon compares well with his famous father as his first novel continues the family tradition of irreverent humorreview ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Auberon Waugh
The Foxglove Saga review ¼ 3 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Auberon Waugh Auberon Waugh Ó 3 characters Is devout and beautiful mother Lady Foxglove he can do no wrong Despite her unceasing protective care Martin chooses a set of wholly unsuit. Acid and often rather unpleasant but also reads rather like a parody if such a thing were possible of some of his fathre s oeuvre only heartless even Mildly entertaining in a grotesue way
Auberon Waugh Ó 3 characters
The Foxglove Saga review ¼ 3 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Auberon Waugh Auberon Waugh Ó 3 characters Able friends and abandons his Christian faith He is hell bent on making a bid for freedom and he holds all the cards playing them one by on.
- The Foxglove Saga
- Auberon Waugh
- 01 December 2018