self-magnifying

See: orgulous
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At a distance and among people who were strangers to Bulstrode, what satisfaction could there be to Raffles's tormenting, self-magnifying vein in telling old scandalous stories about a Middlemarch banker?
Instead of which he entered upon a new lease of life for another ten eventful years, and wrote a somewhat self-magnifying six-volume memoir-history of the Second World War with such panache that it documented his claim to the title already conferred by popular acclaim, as saviour of the nation.