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Description - A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

'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 . . . 'One of the 20th century's most chilling and bitter novels; and one of its best.' Guardian

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241970553
ISBN-10: 0241970555
Format: Paperback / softback
(181mm x 111mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he travelled extensively and published a number of travel books. In 1939 he was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards. He went on to write a number of other books, including Brideshead Revisited (1945) and Men at Arms (1952). Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.

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