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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sword of Honor Trilogy Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781619693951
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This trilogy spanning World War II, based in part on Evelyn Waugh’s own experiences as an army officer, is the author’s surpassing achievement as a novelist. Its central character is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war overwhelming. Though often somber, Sword of Honor is also a brilliant comedy, peopled by the fantastic figures so familiar from Waugh’s early satires. The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric.

Sword of Honor comprises the three acclaimed novels Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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 Supplement

  • “The best English fictional account of World War II.”

    Time

  • “The finest work of fiction in English to emerge from World War II.”

    Atlantic Monthly

  • Sword of Honor was the climax of Waugh’s career as a novelist... He may justifiably have thought of it as crowning his work.”

    Frank Kermode

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About the Author
Author Evelyn WaughEvelyn 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.
About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.