Waugh’s short story “Cruise” has been selected for inclusion in volume 2 of the Penguin Book of the British Short Story: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith. The story first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar (London, February 1933) and was first collected in Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing and Other Sad Stories (London, 1936). The Penguin Book is edited and introduced by novelist Philip Hensher, best known for his novels Kitchen Venom (1996) and The Northern Clemency (2008). Stories in the collection by other writers of Waugh’s generation include “Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court” by P.G. Wodehouse, “The Hint of an Explanation” by Graham Greene, “The Dancing Mistress” by Elizabeth Bowen and “The Lull” by Henry Green.
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