Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.
"Sword of Honor now clearly emerges as Mr. Waugh's main
achievement to date, and the one piece of English fiction about
World War II which is certain to survive."--Times Literary
"Sword of Honour was the climax of Waugh's career as a novelist . . . Here in his final work there run together the two styles, of mischief and gravity, that can be noted in his writing from the beginning . . . He may justifiably have thought of it as crowning his work."--Frank Kermode
"[Men at Arms is] a highly entertaining novel....Waugh's sharp wit and sure touch of satire are always at work."--Edward Weeks, Atlantic Monthly
"[Officers and Gentlemen is] deft and amusing, sober and appalling. And it offers, incidentally, one of the most graceful salutes of many seasons to the flexibility of the English language."--New York Times