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A handful of dust

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Harmondsworth [Eng] : Penguin Books, 1951.
Series: Penguin modern classics, 822.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. Brilliantly combining tragedy, comedy and savage irony, A Handful of Dust captures the irresponsible mood of the 'crazy and sterile generation'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: English fiction
Genres littéraires
Humorous fiction
Novels (texts)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.
Handful of dust.
Harmondsworth, [Eng] : Penguin Books, 1951
(OCoLC)707054169
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN: 0140008225 9780140008227
OCLC Number: 2857835
Description: 221 pages ; 18 cm
Series Title: Penguin modern classics, 822.
Responsibility: Evelyn Waugh.

Abstract:

After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. Brilliantly combining tragedy, comedy and savage irony, A Handful of Dust captures the irresponsible mood of the 'crazy and sterile generation' between the wars. The breakdown of the Last marriage is a painful, comic re-working of Waugh's own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society.

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