Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years 1903-1939

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“A literary biography of the same caliber as Richad Ellmann’s James Joyce, James Lees-Milne’s Harold Nicolson, Hilary Spurling’s Ivy Compton-Burnett and Rupert Hart-Davis’ Hugh Walpole.” —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
"The Evelyn Waugh who emerges from this fascinating and masterful account is a far different, and a far more complex, figure than the one most readers know. . . . Not only supersedes all earlier accounts of the writer but also is a model of the biographer’s art." —Michael Gorra, New York...

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Overview

“A literary biography of the same caliber as Richad Ellmann’s James Joyce, James Lees-Milne’s Harold Nicolson, Hilary Spurling’s Ivy Compton-Burnett and Rupert Hart-Davis’ Hugh Walpole.” —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
"The Evelyn Waugh who emerges from this fascinating and masterful account is a far different, and a far more complex, figure than the one most readers know. . . . Not only supersedes all earlier accounts of the writer but also is a model of the biographer’s art." —Michael Gorra, New York Newsday

"The Evelyn Waugh who emerges from this fascinating and masterful account is a far different, and a far more complex, figure than the one most readers know."--New York Newsday. Photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393306057
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,071,503
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Stannard is a professor of modern English literature at the University of Leicester, where he has taught since 1979. He was previously Leverhulme Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Muriel Spark: The Biography, Evelyn Waugh, The Early Years: 1903–1939 and Evelyn Waugh, The Later Years: 1939–1966, and editor of Evelyn Waugh, The Critical Heritage. His many articles and reviews have appeared in Modern Language Review, Essays in Criticism, the New York Times Book Review, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and Novel, among other publications.

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