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By Evelyn Waugh

After seven years of marriage, the gorgeous girl Brenda final has grown tired of existence at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the delight and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a singular that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile generation" among the wars.

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Auden . . . . . . . . 1154 The Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754 A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning John Donne . . . 508 The Chimney Sweeper . . . . . . . . . . . 756 A Valediction: Of Weeping John Donne . . . . . . 539 The Little Boy Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . 757 The Wanderer Anonymous . . . . . . . . . . 104 The Little Boy Found . . . . . . . . . . . 757 When I Consider How My Light Is Spent John Milton . . 483 Sonnet 18 William Shakespeare .

718 Shakespearean Tragedy . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Reflective Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 874 Metaphysical Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . 506 Biographical Narrative . . . . . . . . . . . 1056 Nonfiction in the 18th Century . . . . . . . . . 564 Literary Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1356 Satire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 596 Research Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Monastic scholars imported books from the Continent, which were then painstakingly copied. In addition, original works were written, mostly in scholarly Latin, but later in Old English. The earliest recorded history of the English people came from the clergy at the monasteries. The greatest of these monks was the Venerable Bede (c. 673–735), author of A History of the English Church and People. When Vikings invaded in the late eighth and ninth centuries, they plundered monasteries and threatened to obliterate all traces of cultural refinement.

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