Synopsis

The Ordeal of Gilbet Pinfold

The Ordeal of Gilbet Pinfold $16.99

Ronald Harwood

Published by AmberLane Press

4 Female

In 1954, Evelyn Waugh, reacting against a bitterly cold winter, and suffering from bouts of rheumatism and insomnia and forgetfulness, set off alone on a sea voyage to Ceylon

On his return to England, he confided to a friend, 'I haven't seen you for a long time, but then I've seen so few people because - did you know? - I went mad.' By February 1956 he felt strong enough to describe in detail what happened during the voyage

The result was a short novel, 'The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold'. In this dramatisation Ronald Harwood skilfully recreates the ordeal of a man living through a nightmare of intrigue and conspiracy, beset by hallucinations and voices in the air

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