The Loved One

Author: Evelyn Waugh
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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780141184241
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : July 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 7mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 22.99
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  • : Evelyn Waugh
  • : Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
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  • : English
  • : 823.912
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  • : 128
  • : Modern fiction; Classic fiction
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Barcode 9780141184241
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Description

The more startling for the economy of its prose and plot, this novel's story, set among the manicured lawns and euphemisms of Whispering Glades Memorial Park in Hollywood, satirizes the American way of death and offers Waugh's memento mori.

Author description

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in London and educated at Oxford. He quickly established a reputation with such social satirical novels as DECLINE AND FALL, VILE BODIES and SCOOP. Waugh became a Catholic in 1930, and his later books display a more serious attitude, as seen in the religious theme of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, a nostalgic evocation of student days at Oxford. His diaries were published in 1976, and his letters in 1980.