evelyn waugh

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a British writer who wrote novels about upper-class English people in the period between World War I and World War II. His early books, such as Decline and Fall, are very funny satires on English upper-class society, but his later books, such as Brideshead Revisited are much more serious (1903-66). born Oct. 28, 1903, London, Eng. died April 10, 1966, Combe Florey, near Taunton, Somerset English novelist. After an Oxford education, he devoted himself to solitary, observant travel and the writing of novels, soon earning a wide reputation for sardonic wit and technical brilliance. His finest satirical novels are Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), Scoop (1938), and The Loved One (1948). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1930, and his Catholicism is insistently reflected in his novels from then on. After service in World War II he led a retired life, growing increasingly conservative and misanthropic. His later works, more serious and ambitious but written with less élan, include Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the Sword of Honour trilogy Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh
born Oct. 28, 1903, London, Eng. died April 10, 1966, Combe Florey, near Taunton, Somerset English novelist. After an Oxford education, he devoted himself to solitary, observant travel and the writing of novels, soon earning a wide reputation for sardonic wit and technical brilliance. His finest satirical novels are Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), Scoop (1938), and The Loved One (1948). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1930, and his Catholicism is insistently reflected in his novels from then on. After service in World War II he led a retired life, growing increasingly conservative and misanthropic. His later works, more serious and ambitious but written with less élan, include Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the Sword of Honour trilogy Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
evelyn waugh