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Men at Arms

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The first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion, and politics.

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Overview

The first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion, and politics.

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Editorial Reviews

Gore Vidal
[Waugh's] military trilogy has much to recommend it. -- The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316926287
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 3/30/1979
  • Series: Sword of Honour Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

Biography

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in Hampstead, England, into a family of publishers and writers. He was educated at Lancing and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he majored in modern history.

Waugh's first book, A Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was published in 1928. Soon afterward his first novel, Decline and Fall, appeared and his career was sensationally launched. In fifteen novels of cunning construction and lapidary eloquence, Time summarized later, Evelyn Waugh developed a wickedly hilarious yet fundamentally religious assault on a century that, in his opinion, had ripped up the nourishing taproot of tradition and let wither all the dear things of the world. Apart from his novels, Waugh also wrote several acclaimed travel books, two additional biographies, and an autobiography, A Little Learning.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 28, 1903
    2. Place of Birth:
      West Hampstead, London
    1. Date of Death:
      April 10, 1966

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2004

    Readable enjoyable English Catholic WWII novel.

    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.

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