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A handful of dust

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: London Penguin Books, 2014. ©1934.
Series: Penguin essentials.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Penguin essentials editionView all editions and formats
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Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a crumbling Gothic monstrosity that is her husband Tony's pride and joy. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with a worthless young socialite. Abandoning the country for the glamorous yet shallow London scene, Brenda imagines divorce will bring happiness. Instead she and Tony feel lost and isolated - victims of the wreckless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN: 9780241970553 0241970555
OCLC Number: 894832350
Notes: First published in Great Britain by Chapman & Hall, 1934.
Description: vii, 311 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin essentials.
Responsibility: Evelyn Waugh.

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Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a crumbling Gothic monstrosity that is her husband Tony's pride and joy. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with a worthless young socialite. Abandoning the country for the glamorous yet shallow London scene, Brenda imagines divorce will bring happiness. Instead she and Tony feel lost and isolated - victims of the wreckless times in which they live.

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"A vicious, witty novel." -New York Times "Waugh's technique is relentless and razor-edged...By any standard it is super satire." -Chicago Daily News"The most mature and the best written novel that Read more...

 
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