Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ten of the best hunting scenes in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the most memorable hunting scenes in literature.

One title on the list:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Sebastian Flyte shows that he is going to be a dutiful member of his family by riding to hounds. After a bumper stirrup cup he sets off with the other toffs over the Marchmain acres. However, it is all a ruse to escape his mother (and the other riders) in order to go off and get sloshed in a local pub.
Read about another entry on the list.

Brideshead Revisited is one of Robert Irwin's top ten quest narratives, Val McDermid's top ten Oxford novels, and Christopher Buckley's best books.

--Marshal Zeringue