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    DescriptionEvelyn Waugh was the last of the great letter-writers, and his witty, elegant correspondence to a wide circle of friends contains more than a touch of malice. In the 1920s Waugh wrote to a schoolfriend about his undergraduate escapades at Oxford and the Harold Acton and Henry Green of his unhappy jobs, his literary plans and the break-up of his first marriage. In the 1930s his boisterous letters recount his successes, social life and travels in South America. During the war, writing to his second wife, Laura Herbert, he revealed the strength of his love for her more vividly than has appeared elsewhere. He was inspired by Ann Fleming, Lady Diana Cooper and Nancy Mitford. Politics are rarely mentioned and he discusses writing only with someone he recognises as an equal, like Graham Greene. His deeply felt religious beliefs are expressed to John Betjeman. But Waugh's main concern is to amuse - and in this he is triumphantly successful.

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    Letters of Evelyn Waugh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evelyn Waugh, Edited by Mark Amory
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    ISBN 13: 9780753827376
    ISBN 10: 0753827379

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000, BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DND
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    25 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mark Amory is a well-known author and journalist.
    Review quote
    'on the whole, you can imagine what fun it would have been to receive a letter from him' -- Nicholas Lezard GUARDIAN 'The acerbic wit that made Waugh's novels so entertaining makes for some perfectly hilarious and wildly entertaining letters.' CATHOLIC HERALD