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Helena Evelyn Waugh

Helena By Evelyn Waugh

Helena by Evelyn Waugh


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Summary

The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, made the historic pilgrimage to Palestine, found pieces of wood from the true Cross, and built churches at Bethlehem and Olivet. This book covers the enormous conflicting forces of the age, and the corruption, treachery, and madness of Imperial Rome.

Helena Summary

Helena by Evelyn Waugh

The Empress Helena made the historic pilgrimage to Palestine, found pieces of wood from the true Cross, and built churches at Bethlehem and Olivet. Her life coincided with one of the great turning-points of history: the recognition of Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire. The enormous conflicting forces of the age, and the corruption, treachery, and madness of Imperial Rome combine to give Evelyn Waugh the theme for one of his most arresting and memorable novels.

Helena Reviews

Mr Waugh is a master of narrative: every sentence compels you to reads its successor -- Raymond Mortimer * Sunday Times *
It goes without saying that Helena is amusing, shapely, and well-written, and it also contains some extremely witty incidents * New Statesman *
Helena was Waugh's most intentional statement about the truth of Christianity and about vocation as the heart of Christian discipleship -- George Weigel

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in 1903 and was educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1945 he published Brideshead Revisited and he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1952 for Men at Arms. Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.

Additional information

NGR9780140182439
9780140182439
0140182438
Helena by Evelyn Waugh
New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-10-25
240
N/A
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