The End of the Battleby Evelyn Waugh
The end of WW II finds Guy Crouchback, once again in England, radiating despair from behind his desk. But then his training as a commando and his facility with Italian land him one last
THE END OF THE BATTLE is the final volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion and politics that began with MEN AT ARMS and continued with OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN.
The end of WW II finds Guy Crouchback, once again in England, radiating despair from behind his desk. But then his training as a commando and his facility with Italian land him one last assignment--liaison work, not in Italy, but with Tito's forces in Yugoslavia.
"[Waugh's] military trilogy has much to recommend it. The wit endures; at full strength wit is rage made bearable, and useful." (The New York Times)
Meet the Author
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.
- Date of Birth:
- October 28, 1903
- Date of Death:
- April 10, 1966
- Place of Birth:
- West Hampstead, London
- Hertford College, Oxford University, 1921-1924; Heatherley's Art School, 1924
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