Evelyn Waugh "Brideshead Revisited" 1949 Book Signed Autograph
Evelyn Waugh-"Brideshead Revisited"-1949-Readers Union-4 1/2" X 7"-274 pages-Hardcover Book-Signed By Author.Waugh, Evelyn Arthur St. John, 1903–66, English writer, considered the greatest satirist of his generation. Educated at Oxford, he was briefly an art student and a teacher but spent much of his time traveling. He served with distinction in World War II. Waugh burst upon the literary scene with a group of hilarious novels satirizing 20th-century life with savage and sophisticated wit; they include Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), and A Handful of Dust (1934). He was even more mordantly satiric in Black Mischief (1932) and Scoop (1938), both treating Africa, and Put Out More Flags (1942), a fictional comment on the English war effort. His most popular novel, Brideshead Revisited (1945), recounts the spiritual regeneration of a wealthy Catholic family. In a novella, The Loved One (1948), he examined the mortuary customs of Hollywood, Calif.The book has a cut signature of Evelyn Waugh in black fountain pen has been affixed to the title page of the book. The cut signature portion is 1" X 4".................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.