Evelyn Waugh


Resources for project members

The following resources are divided into online collections, archive catalogues and our pick of the best Waugh websites.

Online collections

Saturday Review

Saturday Review magazine was founded in 1855 covering politics, science, literature and art. Some 20 reviews of Waugh's books are available in this free online collection.

The Spectator

The Spectator is a long-running, right-leaning British magazine. Complete back-catalogue to 2008. Particularly strong on Waugh's legacy.

Evelyn Waugh Studies

Evelyn Waugh Studies is a series of text-searchable PDFs of the complete run of the Evelyn Waugh Newsletter/ Evelyn Waugh Studies from 1967 to the latest edition.

BBC iPlayer Radio

In this episode of In Our Time, on BBC iPlayer Complete Works editor Ann Pasternak Slater and the late David Bradshaw (Co - Executive Editor, CWEW, 2013 - 2016) discuss Waugh's first novel, Decline and Fall.

The Tablet

The Tablet is a British Catholic weekly newspaper. Reports on current affairs, politics, religion, social issues, literature and the arts. Full holdings from the newspaper's founding in 1840. Check out 1933 holdings for controversy over Waugh's Black Mischief.

A Bibliography of Evelyn Waugh

A Bibliography of Evelyn Waugh is a digitised version of Davis et. al.'s 1986 bibliography, with ongoing updates. Currently only available to project editors.

Archive catalogues

The British Library

Records for Waugh's incoming correspondence and other miscellaneous papers are available through the British Library's archive and manuscripts catalogue. Details of audio recordings are available through the sound catalogue.

Evelyn Waugh Collection at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Evelyn Waugh Collection at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. The HRC holds the biggest collection of Waugh materials in the world. Robert Murray Davis has produced a detailed catalogue of the holdings, including the archive of A. D. Peters (Waugh’s literary agent). If you would like to order copies of items in the collection, Rick Watson can help you to match up the Davis catalogue numbers with the box and file numbers in the HRC's digitised finding aid. Contact Richard Oram for more general enquiries about the collection.

The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library, California, is now home to Loren and Frances Rothschild's Evelyn Waugh collection. Highlights include a series of unpublished letters relating to the risk of a libel lawsuit resulting from the publication in the United States of the The Loved One (1948), a satire of the American funeral and mortician industry.

Waugh websites

Evelyn Waugh Society

The Evelyn Waugh Society promotes interest in and research into the life and works of Evelyn Waugh. It publishes Evelyn Waugh Studies, which is available from the University of Leicester’s Special Collections Online, and hosts a Yahoo! discussion group. Many of our own editors are members of the society.

The Dictionary of National Biography

Evelyn Waugh's entry in OUP's Dictionary of National Biography. Login/subscription required.

Doubting Hall

Doubting Hall, a guided tour around the works of Evelyn Waugh, with excellent further reading resources, timeline and Waugh quote of the day.

EVELYN! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love

EVELYN! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love. Biographer Duncan McLaren's site devoted to his unique take on Evelyn Waugh, especially the pivotal years of the late 1920s.

Still Life with Pears by Bruno Hat

Still Life With Pears by Bruno Hat. Leicester Galleries' history of the Bruno Hat hoax of 1929. Waugh contributed by writing an exhibition catalogue for the fictitious artist.

Studiously Uncool

Studiously Uncool. In 2010, Jules Aimé set himself the task of re-reading Brideshead Revisited for advent, blogging about the book every day. Read his theological musings here.

Arthur Waugh on Ruskin

Arthur Waugh on Ruskin. Evelyn and Alec Waugh's father writes about the painter John Ruskin. 'The Personality of Ruskin'. The Bookman, September 1911. 258-9. Via unz.org.

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