Waugh, Evelyn ___ 1903-1966 ___ British ___ writer

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Waugh was born in London and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. After leaving university, he taught at a private school in Wales. He also attempted suicide by swimming out to sea, but turned back when stung by a jellyfish. He then tried carpentry and journalism before, in 1928, finding literary success with 'Decline and Fall'. During the next ten years, he published several more novels, including 'A Handful of Dust' and 'Scoop'. In 1929, he married Evelyn Gardner, but the marriage was annulled in 1936. The following year, he married Laura Herbert and they had six children. During the war, he served with the marines and then as a commando in the Mediterranean. In the latter years of the war, he was assigned to Royal Horse Guards and had time to write what became his most important novel, 'Brideshead Revisited', published in 1945. Thereafter, he settled in the West Country, and wrote several satirical novels based on his war experiences, as well as travel books (based on trips to Africa and the Middle East) and biographies.
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1911-1965 ___ literary military society travel family self love/sex people

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The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh
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