A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

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In A Handful of Dust Waugh satirises the upper class, the mercantile class and the establishments (for example: the Church) using many effective literary devices which characterise most of his work. The novel is set in the 1930s, and focuses on the breakdown of the marriage of Tony and Lady Brenda Last.

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The 277th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  3. - 14th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  4. - 34th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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