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Edmund Campion

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Evelyn Waugh presented his biography of St. Edmund Campion, the Elizabethan poet, scholar and gentleman who became the haunted, trapped and murdered ... Show synopsis

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  • 1. Paperback, Penguin 955

    $16.56

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    Description: [955] 1957, 2nd printing. (Mass market paperback)...Very good......

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  • 2. Hardcover, The Catholic Book Club, 1952

    $19.34

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    Condition:
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    Description: Fair. No Dustjacket. 1952. 215 pages. No dust jacket. Blue...

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  • 3. Hardcover, Hollis and Carter, London, 1947

    $1,250.00

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    Description: Very good. 8vo, hardcover. Vg+ condition in vg dj. Prev. owner...

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  • 4. Hardcover, London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1935

    $2,866.21

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    Description: Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain....

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Pamela H

Campion

by Pamela H on Sep 30, 2010

I read this book as a companion to Joseph Pearce's The Quest for Shakespeare. Evelyn Waugh illuminates the Elizabethan era with this biography of Edmond Campion. What happens to a country when the intellectual institutions are not just closed, but destroyed; when books are burned; when art is defaced; when religious institutions are banned? Aside from delving into the cultural issues of the day, Waugh's writing style is engaging. This is a must read for anyone interested in the reign of Elizabeth I. I came away from this book wondering if "Good Queen Bess" was meant as an ironic joke? She was brutal, bloody, barbaric Bess.

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