Evelyn Waugh presented his biography of St. Edmund Campion, the Elizabethan poet, scholar and gentleman who became the haunted, trapped and murdered priest as a simple, perfectly true story of heroism and holiness.But it is written with a novelist's eye for the telling incident and with all the elegance and feeling of a master of English prose. From the years of success as an Oxford scholar, to entry into the newly founded Society of Jesus and a professorship in Prague, Campion's life was an inexorable progress towards the doomed mission to England. There followed pursuit, betrayal, a spirited defense of loyalty to the Queen, and a horrifying martyr's death at Tyburn.
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About the Author
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English author of novels, biographies, and travel books, in addition to being a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His best-known books include the early satires Decline and Fall and A Handful of Dust, and especially the novel Brideshead Revisited, a classic tale of British life between the world wars popularized by a BBC television dramatization.
Date of Birth:October 28, 1903
Date of Death:April 10, 1966
Place of Birth:West Hampstead, London
Education:Hertford College, Oxford University, 1921-1924; Heatherley's Art School, 1924
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