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Tagsenglish literature (419), poetry (220), biography (201), french literature (58), american literature (28), essays (23), Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Specimens (23), Architecture (Domestic) (19), Decoration and ornament (17), Plays (17) — see all tags

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About me28 October 1903 – 10 April 1966

I was a novelist. A literary friend of mine once delivered a summation which neatly reflects the tenor of the anecdotes about me. As nearly as I recall, it went: " Oh, I adore Evelyn. He's so frightfully witty and so fearfully rude. Terribly conceited, of course -- and, poor sweet, rather ridiculous. But such a good writer!"

As far as writing goes: "I put the words down and push them a bit."

"The greatest English novelist of the century" -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

"Our time's first satirist." -- Gore Vidal

About my libraryI was a genuine bibliographical connoisseur with a strong and nearly lifelong fascination with books as physical objects. My letters and diaries are filled with observations on book illustration, collecting, fine bindings, paper, and other bookish lore. My bibliophilia in turn led me to a healthy concern with the design and appearance of my own published works.

Manuscripts of all my novels (except for two), much correspondence, and the entire contents of my personal library, including some of the furniture and works of art, came to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas in 1967. The Ransom Center's collection of my first editions was completed in 2006 with the addition of my suppressed pamphlet An Open Letter to His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster (1933), thought to exist in only a single copy.

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Homepagehttp://www.evelynwaughsociety.org/index.php

Real nameEvelyn Waugh

LocationCombe Florey, Somerset

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Member sinceJul 13, 2010

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I have proposed combining two tags used by you - they are "Longleat House" and "Longleat House (Warminster"

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Hello
Do you know of any "complete works' of Waugh that can be purchased either in book format or electronically?
Thanks
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Clueless, but with the new "other author" thingy I have noticed people entering actors as authors.

Personally, I don't think actors are authors - well, maybe in some very rare cases. Mostly they're just hired to do the job some director tells them to - living props if you wish, but not authors. (And screw the American "star" actor system - if they only performed, even at their best, they're not authors).
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Looks like a picture of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Greene_%28actor%29 - but are there any books by him on the author page?
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If there's more than one Graham Green on that page, the page should be split and this picture assigned to the correct author. Deleting the picture would not be okay in that case.
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Incorrect author. Belongs on disambig. page or to other specific author page.
Dear Mr Waugh,

May I suggest you read Somerset Maugham's Christmas Holiday again? From your review in the Spectator (February, 1939), it is quite obvious that you have completely missed the point of the novel. I assume you read it in a hurry in order to write the review. Well, these things happen to everybody from time to time.

I also suggest next time you take your time with Willie's prose. You may just find there is more to it than technical mastery.

With kind regards,
Alexander Arsov
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This is NOT the correct Graham Greene. This image should be Flagged as belonging to the disambiguation page.
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From a portrait by William Beechey.
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He sure was. So?
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Evelyn Waugh was a man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Waugh
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