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Taking its title from T.S. Eliots modernist poem The Waste Land , Evelyn Waughs A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britains 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 Taking its title from T.S. Eliots modernist poem The Waste Land , Evelyn Waughs A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britains 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 Waughs own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society. If you enjouyed A Handful of Dust , you might like Waughs Vile Bodies , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. One of the twentieth centurys 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

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Taking its title from T.S. Eliots modernist poem The Waste Land , Evelyn Waughs A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britains 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 Taking its title from T.S. Eliots modernist poem The Waste Land , Evelyn Waughs A Handful of Dust is a chronicle of Britains 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 Waughs own divorce, and a symbol of the disintegration of society. If you enjouyed A Handful of Dust , you might like Waughs Vile Bodies , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. One of the twentieth centurys 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
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Title Handful of Dust Height 12.9
Evelyn Waugh Width 1.6
ISBN-13 9780141183961 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0141183969 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin UK Pages 288
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