A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust

Evelyn Waugh


After seven years of marriage, the gorgeous woman Brenda final has grown uninterested in lifestyles at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the satisfaction and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a singular that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile new release" among the wars.

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