William F. Buckley, Jr. called him “the greatest English novelist of the [20th] century”–and so does Philip Eade, author of Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Eade describes Waugh’s legacy, picks his best books, and explains his conservatism. Also, he answers the most important question of all: When Evelyn Waugh married Evelyn Gardner, did she take his name?

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  1. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member

    He is simply smoking the ever-loving HECK out of that pipe!

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    • December 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm
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  2. Profile photo of JimGoneWild Member

    We read The Loved One in a high school English class. The teacher just loved going over it each day–he would be beside himself at times. It was my first formal introduction to highbrow satire, but, thinking back, I don’t believe my fellow students got it. It is a masterful book and a wonderful read.

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    • December 20, 2016 at 8:41 am
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  3. Profile photo of Podkayne of Israel Member

    I loved “A Handful of Dust”. Bitterly funny and sardonic and very quotable. “Brideshead” is one of the finest novels to deal with religious commitment in modern times. I have often wished someone could write the Jewish “Brideshead”.

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    • December 21, 2016 at 11:14 pm
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