In this sharply comic novel, Waugh fictionalizes his own life story in a richly fascinating manner. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold recounts a period of mental confusion and breakdown in the life of Gilbert Pinfold, an established, middle-aged novelist. Brought to life by veteran actor Michael Cochrane, Pinfold is prone to paranoia and memory loss, which he attempts to cure with alcohol, and later a cruise to the tropics. However, when his over-active imagination makes peace of mind impossible, will tragedy ensue?
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Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was an English writer who received worldwide acclaim for his novels, which include Brideshead Revisited and Decline and Fall. Michael Cochrane is a well-known television and radio actor with over 1000 broadcasts to date. He narrates Gilbert Pinfold's extraordinary journey with great style and illumination, bringing to splendid life many colorful characters along the way.
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