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A Little Learning (book)

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Illustrator  Evelyn Waugh
Language  English
Originally published  1964
Genre  Satire
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Country  United Kingdom
Publication date  1964
Author  Evelyn Waugh
Publisher  Chapman & Hall
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Similar  Works by Evelyn Waugh, Autobiographies

A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography (1964) is Evelyn Waugh's unfinished autobiography. It was published just two years before his death on Easter Sunday, 1966, and covers the period of the his youth and education. The title is a well-known quotation from Pope's An Essay on Criticism, "A little learning is a dang'rous thing".

In this unfinished work Waugh passes this observation of post-war society in Oxford:

"It seems that now, after the second war, my contemporaries [at Oxford] are regarded with a mixture of envy and reprobation, as libertines and wastrels."

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