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A Handful of Dust

written by Evelyn Waugh

Penguin Books Ltd | ISBN 9780141037233

Paperback – 224 pages

Part of the Popular Penguins series.


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Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust is a satirical depiction of the 'sterile' generation between the wars. It tells the story of bored Lady Brenda Last, who abandons her husband's Gothic pile to conduct an affair with shallow socialite John Beaver of the Belgravia set. A Handful of Dust remains one of the finest tragedies and comedies of ill manners.

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