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"A vicious, witty novel." --"New York Times ""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 " --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
London upper class life in the thirties, cynically lampooned and exposed by Waugh's elegant writing.Published 2 months ago by malkiel
Classic! Definitely, as described well packaged and delivered on time thank youPublished 3 months ago by Janimage
Taking its name from a poignant line of Eliot's 'Wasteland', this novel is a satirical depiction of the sordid English aristocracy, a hostile jungle where paradoxically, scandal... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mithrandir
As a straightforward story, A Handful of Dust is very strange. The behaviour of characters like Brenda, and her husband Tony, seem lacking in reality. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Discerning Reader
A classic. Wickedly funny, savagely satirical, surprisingly moving at timesPublished 5 months ago by Chalk the Sun