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    DescriptionWaugh'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.


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    Title
    Sword of Honour
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evelyn Waugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 912
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 59 mm
    Weight: 896 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141193557
    ISBN 10: 0141193557
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.