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Description - Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh presented his biography of St. Edmund Campion, the Elizabethan poet, scholar and gentleman who became the haunted, trapped and murdered priest as a simple, perfectly true story of heroism and holiness.But it is written with a novelist's eye for the telling incident and with all the elegance and feeling of a master of English prose. From the years of success as an Oxford scholar, to entry into the newly founded Society of Jesus and a professorship in Prague, Campion's life was an inexorable progress towards the doomed mission to England. There followed pursuit, betrayal, a spirited defense of loyalty to the Queen, and a horrifying martyr's death at Tyburn.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586170981
ISBN-10: 1586170988
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Ignatius Press
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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