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Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) was one of the masters of modern British prose and satire. His notable works include the novels Brideshead Revisited, Vile Bodies, Decline and Fall, and Scoop.


The Rough Life

As far back as my memory extends, the rough life has existed for me as something real and vivid but utterly remote. When I say that I have lived until now in circumstances of practically unvaried comfort, I am not making the pretence of having been cradled in gilded luxury; on the contrary, I am merely stating a commonplace of normal English adolescence.