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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.


The publisher launches its new "Classics" line of Catholic literature with these five titles, which run the gamut from serious historical novels to humor. Eight volumes will be added annually. Each will cost from $10 to $15 and include new intros and discussion questions for teachers or book groups. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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

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