Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

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10th April 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Evelyn Waugh – hailed by Graham Greene as ‘the greatest novelist of my generation’, yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil. Waugh’s literary reputation has risen steadily ever since Greene’s assessment in 1966. Philip Eade’s biography is a biography for a new generation. His book spans the whole of Waugh’s life, presenting the most revealing and in some cases unknown events of his 63 years (1903-1966) in a stimulating and highly readable narrative.

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‘Brisk, lively and wonderfully entertaining’ John Banville
‘Excellent … read this book’ Literary Review
‘The best single-volume life of the author available’ Irish Times

The much mythologised author of Decline and Fall, A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited was hailed by Graham Greene as ‘the greatest novelist of my generation’, yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil. Evelyn Waugh’s literary reputation has continued to rise since Greene’s assessment in 1966. Fifty years after his death, Philip Eade draws on extensive unpublished sources to paint a fresh and compelling portrait of this endlessly fascinating man, telling the full story of his dramatic, colourful and frequently bizarre life.

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Weight 0.364 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxviii, 403 , 24 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K