The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Waugh's novel of an author's nervous breakdown


Evelyn Waugh


Chapman & Hall, London, 1957
The Ordeal of Gilbert PinfoldThe Ordeal of Gilbert PinfoldThe Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Printing Details

First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 184pp.

An inability to control his fantasies sends Gilbert Pinfold, a well-known author, cruising on a Ceylon-bound liner to recuperate. Yet, to his horror, the hallucinations increase and life on board becomes very embarrassing.


The book is in very good condition, the jacket is good to fair, it has been price-clipped and is chipped to the edges with a small hole to the spine (just over the figure).

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