Composed between 1939 and 1962, the later stories of Evelyn Waugh are in turn blackly comic and bitingly satirical
PublishedLondon: Penguin Classics, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN: 0141193573, 9780141193571
v, 409 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel,Decline and Fall, which was soon followed byVile Bodies(1930),Black Mischief(1932),A Handful of Dust(1934) andScoop(1938). Waugh travelled extensively and also wrote several travel books, as well as a biography of Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox. Other famous works include hisSword of Honourtrilogy, andBrideshead Revisited(1945).