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MEN AT ARMS is the first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful WW II trilogy about war, religion and politics. It is followed by OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN and THE END OF THE BATTLE.

Meet Guy Crouchback, a 35-year-old divorced Catholic. Though the armed services really don't want him, he manfully succeeds in joining the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. There he meets Apthorpe, an eccentric African who is devoted to his "thunderbox" (aka chemical closet). Together they make quite a team.

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FIRST EDITION; SECOND PRINTING. STATED "PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1952, REPRINTED OCTOBER 1952. NO OTHER PRINTING REMARK FOLLOWED " ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE. PUBLISHED BY LITTLE, BROWN AND ... COMPANY IN 1952 WITH 342 PAGES. *~*Nice clean copy! It is lacking the original dust jacket that should have accompanied the book. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper and there are no markings within book such as underlines, notes or highlighting, book binding is tight, and pages are Clean. This is a hardcover edition copy. If you have questions, please contact us here.. We offer an unconditional 100% Money Back Guarantee! if you do not want the item for any reason. All return are accepted *~* Read more Show Less

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Overview

MEN AT ARMS is the first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful WW II trilogy about war, religion and politics. It is followed by OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN and THE END OF THE BATTLE.

Meet Guy Crouchback, a 35-year-old divorced Catholic. Though the armed services really don't want him, he manfully succeeds in joining the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. There he meets Apthorpe, an eccentric African who is devoted to his "thunderbox" (aka chemical closet). Together they make quite a team.

"A highly entertaining novel. Waugh's sharp wit and sure satirical touch are always at work." (The Atlantic)

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780316926294
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 2/7/1991
  • Series: Sword of Honour Series , #1

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

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    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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