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The Life of the Right Reverend Ronald Knox, Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Protonotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Compiled from the Original Sources - Evelyn Waugh

Chapman & Hall, 1959, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed, tape-repaired untidy tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

3rd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Ronald Knox lacked only longevity to have been a national figure. He died in 1957 at the age of 69 with his work uncompleted, essentially a private person; not, indeed, with his promise unfulfilled, for he had established his mastership of half a dozen literary forms. He was priest, scholar and artist, and when these vocations conflicted, it was always his priesthood which came first. He was known and loved by some hundreds of all ages and degrees, and his works were cherished by some thousands. His wit was the protection of a subtle, sensitive and very holy man. His influence was unobtrusive and pervasive. Before his death he gave his approval to the project of Mr Evelyn Waugh’s recording his life. His family and his friends have given every help to the biographer. This is the ‘official life’ of a man who will without doubt be made the subject of many studies. Mr Waugh has sought to give the essential facts of his life and some hints of the character which formed it. This book must for many years be a textbook for the critics and theologians who will bring their specialized skills to the examination of a series of achievements whose fame will increase with the years.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 358

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