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A handful of dust

Evelyn Waugh

A handful of dust

by Evelyn Waugh

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Published by Little, Brown & Company in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Evelyn Waugh.
The Physical Object
Pagination308 p.
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23339573M

Get this from a library! A handful of dust. [Evelyn Waugh] -- 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.   Book Overview Fans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story about an epic cross-country journey. In a Handful of Dust is set ten years after the first novel, Not a Drop to Drink, as a dangerous disease strikes the community where teenage Lucy lives.

  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/5(K). "A Handful of Dust" is a period film (circa approx) which tells of a woman (K Scott Thomas) who becomes restless rattling around in a huge English mansion with her family and servants and decides to take a flat in London for he purposes of a liaison with a handsome young man of dubious character.

A Handful of Dust (Penguin Modern Classics series) by Evelyn Waugh. 'It would be a dull world if we all thought alike.'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. A Handful of Dust Summary & Study Guide Description. A Handful of Dust Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections.


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Like Waugh’s novel makes me think of a curious little pen knife kept under plate glass display at an antique shop: a decorative little handle, perhaps delicately wrought in chrome, looking charmingly innocuous nestled among the moldering paste jewelry and assorted /5(K).

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Published in by Back Bay Books, it tells the story of rich characters living in England who have tragically comic lives. It’s a popular book for studying satire and it’s. In a Handful of Dust really outdid all of my expectations for what this book should have been.

When I read the first book in this series, I wasn't sure what to think because even though I really enjoyed the story, the buzz that goes around some books always makes me be a little suspicious/5. A Handful of Dust is a devastatingly funny book that gives a glimpse into British society between the wars.

The book is about a man whose life falls apart. The hero of this novel is Tony Last who is a country gentleman, and things begin to go wrong for poor Tony when his wife decides that she really doesn't want live the life of a country /5.

Free download or read online A Handful of Dust pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Evelyn Waugh. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, classics story are Tony Last, Brenda Last/5. A Handful of Dust By Evelyn Waugh he characters of Evelyn Waugh are a lesson in the other end of anthropology.

Here are the natives of a highly articulated culture that has no myths, only rituals. Like a magician's, all their tricks are in their top hats.

Dying of manners, they are determined to go on snubbing reality, as if it were a crasher. The A Handful of Dust Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like : Evelyn Waugh.

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All over England people were waking up, queasy and despondent. Few writers have walked the line between farce and tragedy as nimbly as Evelyn Waugh, who employed Free shipping over $Cited by: Set between the wars in the chic upper-middle classes in and around London, A Handful Of Dust is full of horrible people doing horrible things to each other, but it adds up to a bitter indictment of human behaviour.

And it’s not all jokes. There’s despair lurking beneath the brittle laughs, and sadness at the waste of potential. There’s a plot point about reading Dickens that results.

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Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the best novels of the twentieth century.

Date of Birth: Octo /5(13). A Handful of Dust, satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in The novel, which is often considered Waugh’s best, examines the themes of contemporary amorality and the death of spiritual values. Precipitated by the failure of Waugh’s marriage and by his conversion to Roman Catholicism, the.

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in His first novel, Decline and Fall, was soon followed by Vile Bodies (), Black Mischief (), A Handful of Dust () and Scoop ().

In he published Put Out More Flags and then in Brideshead the Going was Good and The Loved One preceded Men at Arms, which came 2/5(19). "A Handful of Dust" is about two monsters of selfishness and the suffering that they cause. One is a woman who takes a young lover, and willingly destroys her family and its traditions in the process.

The other is a man who likes to be read aloud to. The victim of both of these creatures is one of the nicest men you'd ever want to meet, a British aristocrat named Tony Last (James. Evelyn Waugh's novel makes the transition from his earlier, satirical works into breakdown of his own marriage is reflected in the domestic drama in A.

A Handful of Dust is a book written by Evelyn Waugh in The story mainly revolves around Tony Last, who is a gentleman that lives in his ancestral home, Hetton Abbey.

He is married to his wife Brenda and has a son called : Evelyn Waugh. What did you like most about A Handful of Dust. Certainly well construct and written to make the story and characters believable.

I found the first half of the book much better than the second and until halfway considered this a very rare 5 star listen. I felt that the second half lost its way and really didn't flow from the first part. A HANDFUL OF DUST by Evelyn Waugh STYLED BY LIMPIDSOFT.

Contents CHAPTER ONE5 CHAPTER TWO18 CHAPTER THREE CHAPTER FOUR CHAPTER FIVE CHAPTER SIX CHAPTER SEVEN 2. The present document was derived from “He’s in the book but I don’t suppose he’ll be at home now.

You might be able to get him at Brat’s at. In a Handful of Dust is set ten years after the first novel, Not a Drop to Drink, as a dangerous disease strikes the community where teenage Lucy lives.

When her adoptive mother, Lynn, takes Lucy away from their home and friends in order to protect her, Lucy struggles to figure out what home : HarperCollins Publishers.In A Handful of Dust, in fact, ridiculous and grotesque passages alternate with singularly gloomy pages which, in addition to preparing the ground for the final tragedy, show that there is nothing behind modern secularized society, dominated by a secular humanism that, paradoxically, is in all respects inhuman [Italian: mostrano quel nulla che.A Handful of Dust Photos View All Photos (1) Movie Info.

Set in the Britain of the 's, a country squire and his wife take in a poor, but well-connected man. 5/5(4).