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A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
A Handful of Dust
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Laced with cynicism and truth, "A Handful of Dust" satirizes a certain stratum of English life where all the characters have money, but lack practically every other credential. Murderously urbane, it depicts the breakup of a marriage in the London gentry, where the errant wife suffers from... show more
Laced with cynicism and truth, "A Handful of Dust" satirizes a certain stratum of English life where all the characters have money, but lack practically every other credential. Murderously urbane, it depicts the breakup of a marriage in the London gentry, where the errant wife suffers from terminal boredom, and becomes enamoured of a social parasite and professional luncheon-goer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316926058 (0316926051)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Handful of Dust
I laughed, I cried, I hated the ending.
olivia
olivia rated it
2.0 A Handful of Dust (Everyman's Library)
I studied A Handful of Dust for my book club. While I recognize its merit as an example of Juvenalian satire, I really didn't enjoy it. I got Waugh's pointed, cynical mockery, but found it dismal and unpleasant. I understand that this is entirely deliberate on the part of the author. However, if ask...
The Classics Companion
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4.0 A Handful of Dust
This is such a good book. If you want a really amazing analysis of English upper class, this is the book for you.The ending completely catches you though. Really really odd ending.
Beyond the Pages
Beyond the Pages rated it
4.0 A Handful of Dust
This is such a good book. If you want a really amazing analysis of English upper class, this is the book for you.The ending completely catches you though. Really really odd ending.
riley
riley rated it
4.0 A Handful of Dust (Everyman's Library)
This is a hilariously funny book for the first 2/3rds or so. But I prefer Huxley's satires of the same era and class if only because Huxley's characters are better: people as opposed to caricatures. Well, also with Huxley it's less obvious it's satire, whereas with Waugh he sort of hits you over t...
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