The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh

The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh

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By (author) Evelyn Waugh , Edited by Michael Davie

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Evelyn Waugh kept a diary almost continuously from the age of seven until a year before his death in 1966. Extracts from the diaries caused sensation when they were published by the OBSERVER. They are a unique literary document of 300,000 words which provide the background to the novels which made Waugh famous, and gives a continuously sharp and baleful view of the social history of our times. THE DIARIES throw new light not only on Waugh's work, but on the character of a puzzling, cantankerous and formidable man.

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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 54mm | 920.79g
  • 08 Apr 2010
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • 0753827387
  • 9780753827383
  • 194,101

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Michael Davie wrote for the OBSERVER, for whom he worked as an editor and feature writer. His previous books include a biography of Lyndon Johnson.

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These diary entries are often far more candid than his letters and he is adept at demolishing a character in one line. CATHOLIC HERALD

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