Evelyn Waugh was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall (1928) and A Handful of Dust (1934), the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour (1952-61). As a writer, Evelyn Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century. After his death in 1966 and several adaptations of Waugh's work, the author gained a new reader following.