The first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion, and politics.
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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Apthorpe is a white African, just to have it straight, who eventually dies. This novel has a lot of comic satire aimed at the stupidity of organization of the war. It was an eye-opener for me to read about a member of the English Catholic aristocracy. I thought they had all been killed by the Protestant inquisition.