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"Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases." -- Evelyn Waugh
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh () (28 October 1903 — 10 April 1966) was an English writer, best known for such darkly humorous and satirical novels as Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies, Scoop, A Handful of Dust, and The Loved One, as well as for serious works, such as Brideshead Revisited and the Sword of Honour trilogy that clearly manifest his Catholic convictions. Many of Waugh's novels depict British aristocracy and high society, which he satirises but to which he was also strongly attracted. In addition, he wrote short stories, three biographies, and the first volume of an unfinished autobiography. His travel literature, extensive diaries and correspondence have also been published.

Waugh's works were very successful with the reading public and he was widely admired as a humorist and as a prose stylist, but as his social conservatism and religiosity became more overt, his works grew more controversial with critics. In his notes for an unpublished review of Brideshead Revisited, George Orwell declared that Waugh was "about as good a novelist as one can be while holding untenable opinions." Martin Amis found that the snobbery of Brideshead was "a failure of imagination, an artistic failure" while also remarking "Waugh wrote Brideshead with great speed, unfamiliar excitement, and a deep conviction of its excellence ... Lasting schlock, the really good bad book, cannot be written otherwise." On the other hand, American literary critic Edmund Wilson pronounced Waugh "the only first-rate comic genius that has appeared in English since Bernard Shaw." Time magazine, in a 1966 obituary, summarised his oeuvre by claiming that Waugh had "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." Harold Bloom has listed the novels Vile Bodies, Scoop, A Handful of Dust, and Put Out More Flags as part of the Western Canon.

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Total Books: 473
Brideshead Revisited The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
2017 - Brideshead Revisited the Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [Penguin Clothbound Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241284629
ISBN-10: 0241284627
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Complete Stories
2013 - The Complete Stories (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781619695849
ISBN-10: 1619695847
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Handful of Dust
2012 - A Handful of Dust (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316216265
ISBN-10: 0316216267
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Decline and Fall
2012 - Decline and Fall (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216302
ISBN-10: 0316216305
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Vile Bodies
2012 - Vile Bodies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216333
ISBN-10: 031621633X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Black Mischief
2012 - Black Mischief (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216357
ISBN-10: 0316216356
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Scoop
2012 - Scoop (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216364
ISBN-10: 0316216364
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Scoop
2012 - Scoop (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316216371
ISBN-10: 0316216372
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Put Out More Flags
2012 - Put Out More Flags (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216418
ISBN-10: 0316216410
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Brideshead Revisited
2012 - Brideshead Revisited (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216449
ISBN-10: 0316216445
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Loved One
2012 - The Loved One (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216463
ISBN-10: 0316216461
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Helena
2012 - Helena (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216494
ISBN-10: 0316216496
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Men At Arms
2012 - Men at Arms [Sword of Honor] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216579
ISBN-10: 0316216577
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Officers and Gentlemen
2012 - Officers and Gentlemen [Sword of Honour] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216616
ISBN-10: 0316216615
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
Sword of Honor
2012 - Sword of Honor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216685
ISBN-10: 0316216682
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Unconditional Surrender
2012 - Unconditional Surrender (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316216722
ISBN-10: 0316216720
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Unconditional Surrender
2012 - Unconditional Surrender (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316216739
ISBN-10: 0316216739
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Edmund Campion A Life
2012 - Edmund Campion a Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781586170981
ISBN-10: 1586170988
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox
2012 - The Life of Right Reverend Ronald Knox (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141391519
ISBN-10: 0141391510
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Penguin Classic the Loved One
2012 - Penguin Classic the Loved One (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780141193496
ISBN-10: 0141193492
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2011 - Rossetti His Life and Works [Penguin Classics Waugh 01 - French Edition] (Hardcover)
2010 - Modern Classics When the Going Was Good [Twentieth Century Classics] (Paperback)
2009 - Oficiales Y Caballeros / Officers and Gentlemen [Letras Universales / Universal Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Retorno a Brideshead [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Best of Evelyn Waugh [Classic Author] (Audio CD)
2006 - Modern Classics Ordeal of Gilbert Pinford [Penguin Modern Classics Fiction] (Paperback)
2005 - Retour Brideshead [French Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Hombres En Armas / Armed Men [Letras Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Scoop Complete Unabridged [Cover to Cover] (Audio Cassette)
2001 - Dandys (Paperback)
2001 - The Sword of Honour [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
2000 - Scoop a Novel About Journalists [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
2000 - Waugh in Abyssinia [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
2000 - The Complete Short Stories [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)
2000 - The Loved One an Anglo-american Tragedy [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
2000 - A Little Order Selected Journalism [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
1998 - Retour a Brideshead [French Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - Labels a Mediterranean Journal [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Paperback)
1994 - The Sword of Honour Trilogy [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)
1994 - Cascades - the Loved One [Collins Cascades] (Hardcover)
1991 - Labels (Hardcover)
1984 - Diaries of Evelyn Waugh [Lives & Letters S] (Paperback)
1982 - Prb (Hardcover)
1979 - The End of the Battle [Sword of Honour, Bk 3] (Paperback)
Ninety Two Days [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Hardcover)
Decline and Fall Evelyn Waugh [Penguin Classics Waugh 02] (Paperback)
Vile Bodies Evelyn Waugh [Penguin Classics Waugh 03] (Hardcover)
Helena a Novel [Thomas More books to live] (Other)
Grandeur Et Decadence [domaine etranger, 10/18 - 1537] (Paperback)
Ispytanie Gilberta Pinfolda Zhanrovaia Kartina [Klassiki mirovoi literatury xx. veka] (Other)
Noticia Bomba [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Los Seres Queridos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Elena [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Gente Remota [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Noventa Y Dos Dias [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)