A Handful of Dust
In his elegant, malicious prose, Evelyn Waugh satirizes British society as he saw it over three decades. From "Work Suspended", where Plant, a writer of detective fiction, puts his incomplete novel in a drawer until such time as he can finish it (that is to say after the war), to "Basil Seal Rides Again", in which the hero of "Black Mischief" defeats the children of the Sixties, these stories encompass much of the social milieu of the twentieth century. The volume also includes the fragment Charles Ryder's "Schooldays", which sketches the background to the narrator of "Brideshead Revisited".
- 04 Oct 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) English writer, regarded by many as the leading satirical novelist of his day. Waugh wrote sixteen novels. He also published travel books and biographies.