A Handful of Dust - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)Evelyn Waugh (author)
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'A whole Gothic world had come to grief . . .'
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 . . .
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 19 mm
"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 Mr. Waugh has yet produced." -New Statesman & Nation
"A story both tragic and hilariously funny, that seems to move along without aid from its author...Unquestionably the best book Mr. Waugh has written." -Saturday Review
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