Penguin Modern Classics: A Handful Of Dust

By: Evelyn Waugh

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9780141183961
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Pages
288
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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' 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.
ISBN:
9780141183961
Publication Date:
09 / 01 / 2001
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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