Handful of Dust

ISBN-10: 0316216267

ISBN-13: 9780316216265

Edition: N/A

Authors: Evelyn Waugh
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Description: Evelyn Waugh's 1934 novel is a bitingly funny vision of aristocratic decadence in England between the wars. It tells the story of Tony Last, who, to the irritation of his wife, is inordinately obsessed with his Victorian Gothic country house and life. When Lady Brenda Last embarks on an affair with the worthless John Beaver out of boredom with her husband, she sets in motion a sequence of tragicomic disasters that reveal Waugh at his most scathing. The action is set in the brittle social world recognizable from Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies, darkened and deepened by Waugh's own experience of sexual betrayal. As Tony is driven by the urbane savagery of this world to seek solace in the wilds of the Brazilian jungle, "A Handful of Dust" demonstrates the incomparably brilliant and wicked wit of one of the twentieth century's most accomplished novelists.

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List price: $15.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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