Evelyn Waugh

  • Father and Son

    British novelist and satirist, EVELYN WAUGHin 1928 embarked on the writing of those mordant and hilarious novels, DECLINE AND FALL, VILE BODIES, and BLACK MISCHIEF, which established him as a brilliant critic of British society. His novel BRIDESHEAD REVISITED,written in 1945, when he returned from war service, added new power to his work. In the following piece we see Mr. Waugh in an unusual mood of family reminiscence.

  • Max Beerbohm: A Lesson in Manners

    Fith the passing of Max Beerhohm the world of English letters has lost an impeccable essayist, a cartoonist who was in a class by himself, a critic. a charming conversationalist. and a dandy whose manners made an unforgettable impression on tinyounger generation. So says EVELYN WAUGH in this affectionate reminiscence.

  • The Major Intervenes

    England’s trading satirist , EVELYN WAUGHwas born in 1903 and educated at Oxford. After graduation he spent a year in London studying art, wrote a critical biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti,and then embarked on those mordant and hilarious novels, Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies, and Black Mischief,which took English Society for such a ride as it had not enjoyed since Thackeray. Mr. Waugh served in the Commandos during the war, and the novel which he wrote on his return, Brideshead Revisited, marks a new power in his work.

  • The Amenities in America

    England’s leading satirists, EVELYN WAUGH was born in 1903 and educaled at Lancing School and Oxford. After graduation he spent a year in London studying arts wrote a critical biography of Dante Gabriel Rossettis and then embarked on those mordant and hilarious novels, Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), and Black Mischief (1932), which took English Society for such a ride as it had not enjoyed since Thackeray. Mr. Waugh served in the Commandos during the war, and the novel which he wrote on his return, Bridesliead Revisited, marks a new depth and power in his work.