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The Resource Evelyn Waugh : a life revisited, Philip Eade

Evelyn Waugh : a life revisited, Philip Eade

Label
Evelyn Waugh : a life revisited
Title
Evelyn Waugh
Title remainder
a life revisited
Statement of responsibility
Philip Eade
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the fiftieth anniversary of Evelyn Waugh's death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted--and fascinating--writers of our time Graham Greene hailed Evelyn Waugh as "the greatest novelist of my generation," and in recent years Waugh's reputation has only grown. Now, half a century after Waugh's death in 1966, Philip Eade has delivered a hugely entertaining biography that is both authoritative and full of new information, some of it sensational. Drawing on extensive unseen primary sources, Eade's book sheds new light on many of the key phases and themes of Waugh's life: his difficult relationship with his embarrassingly sentimental father; his formative homosexual affairs at Oxford; his unrequited love for various Bright Young Things; his disastrous first marriage; his momentous conversion to Roman Catholicism; his unconventional yet successful second marriage; his checkered wartime career; and his shattering nervous breakdown. Along the way, we come to understand not only Waugh's complex relationship with the aristocracy, but also the astonishing power of his wit, and the love, fear, and loathing that he variously inspired in others. Waugh was famously difficult, and Eade brilliantly captures the myriad facets of his character even as he casts new light on the novels that have dazzled generations of readers"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.A97
LC item number
Z6824 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Evelyn Waugh : a life revisited, Philip Eade
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Second son -- The sadism of youth -- Serving Lord Kitchener -- A lesser place than Eton -- Watertight compartments -- All that one dreams -- His poor dead heart -- Pure as the driven slush -- Becoming a man of letters -- Shevelyn -- A common experience, I'm told -- Perversion to Rome -- The Dutch girl -- Off to the forest -- I can't advise you in my favour -- Goodness she is a decent girl -- A war to end Waugh -- Head unbloodied but bowed -- A book to bring tears -- The occupation -- Off my rocker -- Suitably sequestered -- Decline and fall
Control code
ocn936192083
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 403 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805097603
Lccn
2016019839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)936192083
Label
Evelyn Waugh : a life revisited, Philip Eade
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Second son -- The sadism of youth -- Serving Lord Kitchener -- A lesser place than Eton -- Watertight compartments -- All that one dreams -- His poor dead heart -- Pure as the driven slush -- Becoming a man of letters -- Shevelyn -- A common experience, I'm told -- Perversion to Rome -- The Dutch girl -- Off to the forest -- I can't advise you in my favour -- Goodness she is a decent girl -- A war to end Waugh -- Head unbloodied but bowed -- A book to bring tears -- The occupation -- Off my rocker -- Suitably sequestered -- Decline and fall
Control code
ocn936192083
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 403 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805097603
Lccn
2016019839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)936192083

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