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Published 1961 by Chapman + Hall
Blue cloth, gilt titles
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Mr Waugh writes: In 1950 I wrote of Officers and Gentlemen *I thought at first the story would run into three volumes. I find that two will do the trick'. This was not quite candid. I knew that a third volume was needed. I did not then feel confident that I was able to provide it. Here it is. It explains the mysterious origins of Ludovic, which were left doubtful before, and completes the disillusionment of the hero, Guy Crouchback.
Although certain incidents in the story correspond to my own personal experiences, all characters are totally fictional.