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Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)

Author of Brideshead Revisited

Includes the names: I. Vo, Ivlin Vo, Evelyn Waugh, Ивлин Во, Ивлин Во, Evelyn et al Waugh

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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) — biography from Brideshead Revisited… (more)
Brideshead Revisited 12,003 copies, 254 reviews
A Handful of Dust 4,218 copies, 90 reviews
Scoop 3,634 copies, 80 reviews
Decline and Fall 3,471 copies, 60 reviews
The Loved One 3,444 copies, 73 reviews
Vile Bodies 3,347 copies, 60 reviews
Black Mischief 1,332 copies, 25 reviews
Men at Arms 1,168 copies, 17 reviews
Put Out More Flags 1,144 copies, 16 reviews
The Sword of Honour Trilogy 1,046 copies, 17 reviews
Officers and Gentlemen 1,016 copies, 8 reviews
Unconditional Surrender 907 copies, 5 reviews
Helena 683 copies, 13 reviews
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold 589 copies, 12 reviews
When the Going Was Good 532 copies, 8 reviews
Edmund Campion 490 copies, 3 reviews
The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh 262 copies, 1 review
Ronald Knox 158 copies
Labels: A Mediterranean Journal 151 copies, 4 reviews
Remote People 143 copies, 3 reviews
The Coronation of Haile Selassie 117 copies, 3 reviews
A Tourist in Africa 115 copies, 1 review
Waugh in Abyssinia 93 copies, 3 reviews
The Seven Deadly Sins 85 copies, 1 review
Selected Works 77 copies, 2 reviews
Scott-King's Modern Europe 69 copies, 2 reviews
Love Among the Ruins 56 copies, 3 reviews
Robbery Under Law 30 copies, 2 reviews
Rossetti: His Life and Works 27 copies, 1 review
The Holy Places (Author) 9 copies
Trois nouvelles 5 copies, 1 review
2008 1 copy
The Complete Stories (Foreword, some editions) 5,488 copies, 27 reviews
The Seven Storey Mountain (Introduction, some editions) 4,404 copies, 53 reviews
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Preface, some editions) 1,303 copies, 28 reviews
The Man of Property (Introduction, some editions; Preface, some editions) 988 copies, 19 reviews
The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 568 copies, 12 reviews
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 528 copies, 8 reviews
The Penguin Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 407 copies, 4 reviews
The Waters Of Siloe (Foreword, some editions) 399 copies, 4 reviews
The Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 283 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 282 copies
The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (Contributor) 265 copies, 4 reviews
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories for Late at Night (Contributor) 247 copies, 4 reviews
Christmas Stories 236 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 184 copies, 3 reviews
Love Letters (Contributor) 173 copies, 1 review
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (Contributor) 144 copies, 2 reviews
Writers at Work 03 (Interviewee) 139 copies
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 135 copies, 2 reviews
Brideshead Revisited [1981 TV miniseries] (Original novel) 124 copies, 2 reviews
The Norton Book of Travel (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
Saints for Now (Contributor) 95 copies
Count Bohemond (Foreword, some editions) 79 copies, 2 reviews
The Duchess of Jermyn Street (Preface, some editions) 75 copies, 2 reviews
65 Great Spine Chillers (Contributor) 73 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (Contributor) 72 copies, 1 review
The Folio Book of Comic Short Stories (Contributor) 69 copies, 1 review
Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
65 Great Tales of Horror (Contributor) 55 copies
Nine Faces of Kenya (Contributor) 49 copies
Saints and Ourselves (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Unknown California (Contributor) 40 copies, 1 review
An autobiography from the Jesuit underground (Foreword, some editions) 23 copies, 1 review
The Giant Book of Classic Chillers (Contributor, some editions) 21 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
Terrors, Traumas and Torments (Contributor) 7 copies
The West Country Book (Contributor) 5 copies
Best crime stories. 4 (Contributor) 4 copies
The Best from Cosmopolitan (Contributor) 4 copies
Tredive mesterfortællinger (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
The Paris Review 30 1963 Summer-Fall (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
The New Decameron: The Fifth Day (Contributor) 3 copies
Enjoying Stories (Contributor) 2 copies
The New Decameron. Sixth volume (Contributor) 1 copy

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