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Edmund Campion|Evelyn Waugh
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 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.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781586170981
  • ISBN-10: 1586170988
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 216