A Handful of Dust

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A novel by E. Waugh, published 1934.

It describes the infatuation of Lady Brenda Last with an idle parasite, John Beaver, and the disastrous consequences for her husband Tony, who at the end of the novel is condemned to read Dickens aloud forever in the Amazonian jungle.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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Evelyn Waugh (1903—1966) writer

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