9780141183961

A Handful of Dust

Waugh, Evelyn

ISBN 10: 0141183969 / 0-14-118396-9
ISBN 13: 9780141183961
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication Date: 2000

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From sleepy rural England to decadent London and the jungles of Brazil, Waugh describes the fortunes of Lady Brenda Last and her husband Tony, as her infatuation with the young man-about-town John Beaver leads to the break-up of her marriage.

 

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Taking its title from T.S. Eliot s modernist poem The Waste Land , Evelyn Waugh s A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britain s decadence and social disintegration between the First and Second World Wars. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Murray Davis. 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. This breakdown of the Last marriage is a painful, comic re-working of Waugh s own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society. Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall , which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1942 he published Put Out More Flags and then in 1945 Brideshead Revisited . Men at Arms (1952) was the first volume of The Sword of Honour trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender , followed in 1955 and 1961. If you enjouyed A Handful of Dust , you might like Waugh s Vile Bodies , also available in Penguin Modern Classics . One of the twentieth century s most chilling and bitter novels; and one of its best . (Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ). One of the most distinguished novels of the century . (Frank Kermode). This is a masterpiece of stylish satire, and is funny, too .a marvellous book . (John Banville, Irish Times ). Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780141183961

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Taking its title from T.S. Eliot s modernist poem The Waste Land , Evelyn Waugh s A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britain s decadence and social disintegration between the First and Second World Wars. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Murray Davis. 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. This breakdown of the Last marriage is a painful, comic re-working of Waugh s own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society. Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall , which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). In 1942 he published Put Out More Flags and then in 1945 Brideshead Revisited . Men at Arms (1952) was the first volume of The Sword of Honour trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender , followed in 1955 and 1961. If you enjouyed A Handful of Dust , you might like Waugh s Vile Bodies , also available in Penguin Modern Classics . One of the twentieth century s most chilling and bitter novels; and one of its best . (Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ). One of the most distinguished novels of the century . (Frank Kermode). This is a masterpiece of stylish satire, and is funny, too .a marvellous book . (John Banville, Irish Times ). Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780141183961

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh, Robert Murray Davis, Taking its title from T.S. Eliot's modernist poem "The Waste Land", Evelyn Waugh's "A Handful of Dust" is a chronicle of Britain's decadence and social disintegration between the First and Second World Wars. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Murray Davis. 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. This breakdown of the Last marriage is a painful, comic re-working of Waugh's own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society. Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) was born in Hampstead, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, "Decline and Fall", which was soon followed by "Vile Bodies" (1930), "A Handful of Dust" (1934) and "Scoop" (1938). In 1942 he published "Put Out More Flags" and then in 1945 "Brideshead Revisited". "Men at Arms" (1952) was the first volume of "The Sword of Honour" trilogy, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; the other volumes, "Officers and Gentlemen" and "Unconditional Surrender", followed in 1955 and 1961. If you enjouyed "A Handful of Dust", you might like Waugh's "Vile Bodies", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "One of the twentieth century's most chilling and bitter novels; and one of its best". (Nicholas Lezard, "Guardian"). "One of the most distinguished novels of the century". (Frank Kermode). "This is a masterpiece of stylish satire, and is funny, too .a marvellous book". (John Banville, "Irish Times"). Bookseller Inventory # B9780141183961

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