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Sword of Honour (24) Evelyn Waugh

Sword of Honour (24) By Evelyn Waugh

Sword of Honour (24) by Evelyn Waugh


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When action comes in Crete and in Yugoslavia, the author discovers not heroism, but humanity. In this title, the author's own unhappy experience of being a soldier is superbly re-enacted in the story of Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman, commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939-45.

Sword of Honour (24) Summary

Sword of Honour (24) by Evelyn Waugh

Waugh's own unhappy experience of being a soldier is superbly re-enacted in this story of Guy Crouchback, a Catholic and a gentleman, commissioned into the Royal Corps of Halberdiers during the war years 1939-45. High comedy - in the company of Brigadier Ritchie-Hook or the denizens of Bellamy's Club - is only part of the shambles of Crouchback's war. When action comes in Crete and in Yugoslavia, he discovers not heroism, but humanity. Sword of Honour combines three volumes: Officers and Gentlemen, Men at Arms and Unconditional Surrender, which were originally published separately. Extensively revised by Waugh, they were published as the one-volume Sword of Honour in 1965, in the form in which Waugh himself wished them to be read.

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and 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). Waugh travelled extensively and also wrote several travel books, as well as a biography of Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox.

Additional information

GOR009169681
9780141193557
0141193557
Sword of Honour (24) by Evelyn Waugh
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
20111201
912
N/A
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