A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

By (author) Evelyn Waugh

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After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown 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. In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars.

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  • Paperback | 273 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • 11 Dec 2012
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • BACK BAY BOOKS
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316216267
  • 9780316216265
  • 313,266

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Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom "Time" called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, "A Handful of Dust, Scoop, "and" Brideshead Revisited, " were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

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