Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion

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by Evelyn Waugh
     
 

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Evelyn Waugh presented his biography of St. Edmund Campion, the Elizabethan poet, scholar and gentleman who became the haunted, trapped and murdered priest as a simple, perfectly true story of heroism and holiness.But it is written with a novelist's eye for the telling incident and with all the elegance and feeling of a master of English prose. From the years of

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Evelyn Waugh presented his biography of St. Edmund Campion, the Elizabethan poet, scholar and gentleman who became the haunted, trapped and murdered priest as a simple, perfectly true story of heroism and holiness.But it is written with a novelist's eye for the telling incident and with all the elegance and feeling of a master of English prose. From the years of success as an Oxford scholar, to entry into the newly founded Society of Jesus and a professorship in Prague, Campion's life was an inexorable progress towards the doomed mission to England. There followed pursuit, betrayal, a spirited defense of loyalty to the Queen, and a horrifying martyr's death at Tyburn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586170981
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/25/2012
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
566,624
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English author of novels, biographies, and travel books, in addition to being a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His best-known books include the early satires Decline and Fall and A Handful of Dust, and especially the novel Brideshead Revisited, a classic tale of British life between the world wars popularized by a BBC television dramatization.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 28, 1903
Date of Death:
April 10, 1966
Place of Birth:
West Hampstead, London
Education:
Hertford College, Oxford University, 1921-1924; Heatherley's Art School, 1924

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