Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh [U.S. FIRST EDITION / 1946]
Edmund Campion: Jesuit & Martyr in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth by Evelyn Waugh
U.S. FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  LITTLE BROWN & COMPANY
Hardcover with dust jacket in good reading condition.
Dust jacket is in tact with wear and tear [several sealed tears; chipped edges] and staining to back cover. Price clipped on front panel.
Book itself is very good; some mild discoloration to cloth cover. Small circle stamped on flyleaf page. Binding is very tight and pages are clean and unmarked. Reads beautifully!
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.