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Author photo. photo by Carl Van Vechten,  Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-42514

photo by Carl Van Vechten, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-42514

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)

Author of Brideshead Revisited

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Born in Hampstead and educated at Oxford University, Evelyn Waugh came from a literary family. His elder brother, Alec was a novelist, and his father, Arthur Waugh, was the influential head of a large publishing house. Even in his school days, Waugh showed sings of the profound belief in Catholicism and brilliant wit that were to mark his later years. Waugh began publishing his novels in the late 1920's. He joined the Royal Marines at the beginning of World War II and was one of the first to volunteer for commando service. In 1944 he survived a plane crash in Yugoslavia and, while hiding in a cave, corrected the proofs of one of his novels. Waugh's early novels, Decline and Fall (1927), Vile Bodies (1930), and A Handful of Dust (1934), established him as one of the funniest and most brilliant satirists the British had seen in years. He was particularly skillful at poking fun at the scramble for prominence among the upper classes and the struggle between the generations. He lived for a while in Hollywood, about which he wrote The Loved One (1948), a scathing attack on the United States's overly sentimental funeral practices. His greatest works, however, are Brideshead Revisited (1945), which has been made into a highly popular television miniseries, and the trilogy Sword of Honor (1965), composed of Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and The End of the Battle (1961). (Bowker Author Biography)
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Brideshead Revisited 11,362 copies, 239 reviews
A Handful of Dust 4,023 copies, 88 reviews
Scoop 3,432 copies, 76 reviews
Decline and Fall 3,317 copies, 56 reviews
The Loved One 3,301 copies, 69 reviews
Vile Bodies 3,197 copies, 59 reviews
Black Mischief 1,270 copies, 23 reviews
Men at Arms 1,113 copies, 15 reviews
Put Out More Flags 1,088 copies, 14 reviews
The Sword of Honour Trilogy 984 copies, 17 reviews
Officers and Gentlemen 966 copies, 8 reviews
Unconditional Surrender 863 copies, 5 reviews
Helena 637 copies, 12 reviews
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold 563 copies, 12 reviews
When the Going Was Good 506 copies, 8 reviews
Edmund Campion 447 copies, 3 reviews
Ronald Knox 149 copies
Labels: A Mediterranean Journal 146 copies, 3 reviews
Remote People 131 copies, 3 reviews
The Coronation of Haile Selassie 112 copies, 2 reviews
A Tourist in Africa 106 copies, 1 review
Waugh in Abyssinia 90 copies, 3 reviews
The Seven Deadly Sins 82 copies, 1 review
Selected Works 74 copies, 2 reviews
Scott-King's Modern Europe 67 copies, 2 reviews
Love Among the Ruins 50 copies, 3 reviews
Robbery Under Law 29 copies, 2 reviews
Rossetti: His Life and Works 23 copies, 1 review
The Holy Places (Author) 9 copies
Trois nouvelles 5 copies, 1 review
2008 1 copy
The Complete Stories (Foreword, some editions) 5,545 copies, 30 reviews
The Seven Storey Mountain (Introduction, some editions) 4,122 copies, 52 reviews
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Preface, some editions) 1,247 copies, 28 reviews
The Man of Property (Introduction, some editions; Preface, some editions) 919 copies, 19 reviews
The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 508 copies, 11 reviews
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 504 copies, 8 reviews
The Penguin Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 385 copies, 4 reviews
The Waters Of Siloe (Foreword, some editions) 374 copies, 3 reviews
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 269 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 267 copies
The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (Contributor) 252 copies, 4 reviews
Stories for Late at Night (Contributor) 239 copies, 4 reviews
Christmas Stories 219 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 168 copies, 3 reviews
Love Letters (Contributor) 164 copies, 1 review
12 Stories for Late At Night (Contributor) 144 copies, 2 reviews
Writers at Work 03 (Interviewee) 136 copies
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (Contributor) 135 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 128 copies, 2 reviews
The Norton Book of Travel (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
Brideshead Revisited [1981 TV miniseries] (Original novel) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Saints for Now (Contributor) 88 copies
Count Bohemond (Foreword, some editions) 76 copies, 2 reviews
The Duchess of Jermyn Street (Preface, some editions) 73 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (Contributor) 69 copies, 1 review
65 Great Spine Chillers (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Folio Book of Comic Short Stories (Contributor) 65 copies, 1 review
Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
65 Great Tales of Horror (Contributor) 51 copies
Nine Faces of Kenya (Contributor) 48 copies
Unknown California (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Saints and Ourselves (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
An autobiography from the Jesuit underground (Foreword, some editions) 21 copies
The Giant Book of Classic Chillers (Contributor, some editions) 17 copies
Tales of Love and Horror (Contributor) 14 copies
Decline and Fall [2017 TV Mini Series] (Original novel) 12 copies
In the Dead of Night (Contributor) 11 copies
Advice (Preface, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
Tall Short Stories (Contributor) 9 copies
My Favorite Suspense Stories (Contributor) 8 copies, 1 review
The West Country Book (Contributor) 5 copies
The Best from Cosmopolitan (Contributor) 4 copies
Best crime stories. 4 (Contributor) 4 copies
The Paris Review 30 1963 Summer-Fall (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
The New Decameron: The Fifth Day (Contributor) 3 copies
Terrors, Traumas and Torments (Contributor) 2 copies
The New Decameron. Sixth volume (Contributor) 1 copy

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