Evelyn Waugh on Edmund Campion

Evelyn Waugh
Evelyn Waugh

The recognised authority on Edmund Campion, Professor Gerard Kilroy, Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, is co-editing a new edition of Evelyn Waugh's Edmund Campion.

This was first published in 1935 with the express purpose of raising funds in response to the appeal for the newly-built Campion Hall which had been launched by Fr Martin D'Arcy SJ, who was Master at the time. This new authoritative edition promises to provide a fascinating study of the immense influence that the celebrated Jesuit had in Waugh's life and, indeed, of those in his circle. It will also recognise the massive contribution accruing to Campion Hall from the royalties from the many editions of Waugh’s book.

This new edition will constitute one of the approximately forty-five volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh to be published by Oxford University Press, and its royalties will also come to Campion Hall.

This article was first published in Campion News issue 11, the newsletter of Campion Hall.