Evelyn Waugh

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Alec Waugh's Martinique, and a Brotherly Deed to the World

Friday, January 11, 2013


In this amusing, time-capsule of a talk, given at a 1956 Books and Authors Luncheon to promote his best-selling novel Island In the Sun, Alec Waugh explains how he came to write about the West Indies.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Loving Dickens Too Much

Friday, June 08, 2012

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who died on June 9th, 1870.  This master storyteller, whose novels and stories of Victorian England have captivated generations with their unforgettable characters, vivid descriptions, and complex plots, was also the inspiration for a story by another literary master, Evelyn Waugh, “The Man Who Liked Dickens.”