Brideshead Revisited

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Brideshead Revisited #ad - At once romantic, brideshead revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, and somber, comic, sensuous, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity. The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.

Through the story of charles ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

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A Handful of Dust

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars. After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony.

She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set.

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Decline and Fall

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Decline and Fall #ad - As the farce unfolds in evelyn Waugh's dazzling debut as a novelist, the young run riot and no one is safe, least of all Paul. Then sports day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy plagued by doubts and Captain Grimes, rascals and fools, who is always in the soup or just plain drunk.

Sent down from oxford after a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly surprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at a boys' private school in Wales.

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Scoop

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Scoop #ad - That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. So begins scoop, waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news. Lord copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters.

Algernon stitch, lord copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs.

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Sword of Honor

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Its central character is guy crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war overwhelming. This trilogy spanning world war ii, based in part on Evelyn Waugh's own experiences as an army officer, is the author's surpassing achievement as a novelist.

Sword of Honor #ad - The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, and human feeling, delicacy, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric. Sword of honor comprises the three acclaimed novels Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender.

. Though often somber, sword of Honor is also a brilliant comedy, peopled by the fantastic figures so familiar from Waugh's early satires.

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Prodigal Summer: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.

Barbara kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself.

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Rebecca

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century. Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, thematically solid, elegantly written, suspenseful. Washington post "daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings.

Rebecca #ad - Stephen king last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

. The novel begins in monte carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck.

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Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Graham greene hailed waugh as ‘the greatest novelist of my generation’, and in recent years his reputation has only grown. Eade’s gripping narrative illuminates waugh’s strained relationship with his sentimental father and blatantly favoured elder brother; his love affairs with male classmates at Oxford and female bright young things thereafter; his disastrous first marriage and subsequent conversion to Roman Catholicism; his insane wartime bravery; his drug-induced madness; his singular approach to marriage and fatherhood; his complex relationship with the aristocracy; the astonishing power of his wit; and the love, fear, and loathing that he variously inspired in others.

One of eade’s aims is ‘to re-examine some of the distortions and misconceptions that have come to surround this famously complex and much mythologized character’. This might look like code for a plan to whitewash the overly blackwashed Waugh, ’ comments veteran Waugh scholar Professor Donat Gallagher; ‘but readers fixated on atrocities will not be disappointed.

. Named a best book of the year by the guardian, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted -- and fascinating -- writers of our time, SUNDAY TIMES AND FINANCIAL TIMESFifty years after Evelyn Waugh’s death, the enigmatic author of Brideshead Revisited. Now philip eade has delivered an authoritative and hugely entertaining biography that is full of new material, much of it sensational.

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited #ad - Eade builds upon the existing waugh lore with access to a remarkable array of unpublished sources provided by Waugh’s grandson, including passionate love letters to Baby Jungman – the Holy Grail of Waugh research - a revealing memoir by Waugh’s first wife Evelyn Gardner “Shevelyn”, and an equally significant autobiography by Waugh’s commanding officer in World War II.

I have been researching and writing about Waugh since 1963 and Eade time and again surprised and delighted me.

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The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Evelyn waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits of the british upper classes to an alternative ending to Waugh's novel A Handful of Dust; from a "missing chapter" in the life of Charles Ryder, the nostalgic hero of Brideshead Revisited, to a plot-packed morality tale that Waugh composed at a very tender age; from an epistolary lark in the voice of "a young lady of leisure" to a darkly comic tale of scandal in a remote and imaginary African outpost.

The complete stories is a dazzling distillation of Waugh's genius-abundant evidence that one of the twentieth century's most admired and enjoyed English novelists was also a master of the short form.

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Vile Bodies

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Vile Bodies #ad - The bright young things of 1920s london, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercised their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade. In the years following the First World War a new generation emerged, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. Evelyn waugh's acidly funny satire reveals the darkness and vulnerability beneath the sparkling surface of the high life.

In these pages a vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt fast and furiously for ever greater sensations and the hedonistic fulfillment of their desires.

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Helena

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Helena is the intelligent, horse-mad daughter of a British chieftain who is thrown into marriage with the man who will one day become the Roman emperor Constantius. Leaving home for lands unknown, mythologies, she spends her adulthood seeking truth in the religions, and philosophies of the declining ancient world, and becomes initiated into Christianity just as it is recognized as the religion of the Roman Empire.

. Helena-a novel that evelyn waugh considered to be his favorite, work-deftly traverses the forces of corruption, and most ambitious, treachery, enlightenment, and political intrigue of Imperial Rome as it brings to life an inspiring heroine.

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