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The Resource Evelyn Waugh : a biography, Selina Hastings

Evelyn Waugh : a biography, Selina Hastings

Label
Evelyn Waugh : a biography
Title
Evelyn Waugh
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Selina Hastings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the foremost writers of our time, Evelyn Waugh was also one of its most extraordinary eccentrics, with a life full of comedy and conflict. Selina Hastings, who was granted unrestricted access to his personal papers by Waugh's family, has uncovered a wealth of new material in her eight years of research for this volume. Letters, diaries, and family photographs shed new light on Waugh's childhood, his affairs at Oxford, his ill-fated first marriage and subsequent romantic adventures, his World War II military service, and his enduring but thorny friendships with such notable figures as Diana Cooper, Ann Fleming, and Nancy Mitford." "Perceptive, fascinating, by turns hilarious and tragic, Hastings' portrait gives us Waugh's glittering social life at Oxford, where he was a friend of Harold Acton, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, and Alastair Graham, the inspiration for Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited. Waugh then followed a diverse career as schoolmaster, world traveler, war correspondent, and, as a novelist, one of the brightest lights of Britain's fashionable society. Here in intimate detail are the collapse of Waugh's first marriage and his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church, his second marriage and ambivalence about family life, and the social milieu satirized in such classics as Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies, and A Handful of Dust. Here is Evelyn Waugh in all his extremes, brought brilliantly to life in a thoroughly entertaining biography."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.A97
LC item number
Z689 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Evelyn Waugh : a biography, Selina Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 628-[697]) and index
Contents
The physical materials -- A world of privacy and love -- The flint-girt fortress -- An enclosed and enchanted garden -- Teaching the mad boys -- My mock marriage -- The island of sanity -- Remote people -- Heavy Catholic trouble -- I have to wait wait wait God it is sad -- Lovely house, lovely wife, great happiness -- Bloodshed avoided at the cost of honour -- My military future is vague -- Age of the common man -- Burrowing ever deeper into the rock -- There is no refuge
Control code
ocm31608326
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 723 p.
Isbn
9780395718216
Lccn
94045396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)31608326
Label
Evelyn Waugh : a biography, Selina Hastings
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 628-[697]) and index
Contents
The physical materials -- A world of privacy and love -- The flint-girt fortress -- An enclosed and enchanted garden -- Teaching the mad boys -- My mock marriage -- The island of sanity -- Remote people -- Heavy Catholic trouble -- I have to wait wait wait God it is sad -- Lovely house, lovely wife, great happiness -- Bloodshed avoided at the cost of honour -- My military future is vague -- Age of the common man -- Burrowing ever deeper into the rock -- There is no refuge
Control code
ocm31608326
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 723 p.
Isbn
9780395718216
Lccn
94045396
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)31608326

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