Category Archives: Scott-King’s Modern Europe

Waugh Presentation Copies of More than Usual Interest

York Modern Books has published a list of new arrivals which includes two presentation copies of Waugh’s books of more than routine interest. The first is a copy of Scott-King’s Modern Europe which may have been presented to Waugh’s sometimes … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale by Peter Harrington

Several of the presentation copies Evelyn Waugh sent to Anthony Powell are now on sale by Peter Harrington Books. These were auctioned last year at Bonham’s. See earlier post. The most interesting are the two copies of Scott-King’s Modern Europe … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale

Jonkers Rare Books in Henley-on-Thames is offering seven of the presentation copies of Waugh’s books that were auctioned by Bonhams last year. See earlier post.  These are from the collection of Waugh’s friend and fellow novelist Anthony Powell. They are … Continue reading

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Hooper, Rex Mottram and Modern Education

 Author and journalist Joseph Pearce has published an essay about the shortcomings of modern education on The Imaginative Conservative weblog. This is a follow up to an earlier posting on G.K. Chesterton’s views relating to the same subject in which the importance of … Continue reading

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Waugh Foresaw Time Error

An article in the City Journal, a leading urban policy magazine, describes the recent inability of Time magazine’s editors to spot the recent misallocation of Evelyn Waugh’s writings to a survey of women authors, as an example of the failure of America’s … Continue reading

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Major Study of Waugh’s Post War Works to be Released This Week

Ashgate Publishing has announced the release later this week of a major study of Waugh’s later fiction. This is The Vocation of Evelyn Waugh: Faith and Art in the Post War Fiction. The book is by Marcel DeCoste, Associate Professor of English … Continue reading

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Sale Announced of Anthony Powell’s Waugh-Inscribed Books

Bonhams has announced the sale next month of several books by Evelyn Waugh, including some of biographical interest inscribed to his friend Anthony Powell. For example, Waugh inscribed Powell’s copy of Decline and Fall (1928) with the message, “For Tony … Continue reading

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