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.