A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

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.

The 330th 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
A Handful of Dust Paperback 79972 $9.99 $2.89 2012
A Handful of Dust Kindle Edition 168437 2020
A Handful of Dust (Essential Penguin) Paperback 10138536 $16.83 $2.33 1999
A Handful of Dust [With Ribbon Marker][ A HANDFUL OF DUST [WITH RIBBON MARKER] ] by Waugh, Evelyn (Author) Apr-09-02[ Hardcover ] Hardcover 752239 $75.31 $14.88 2002
A Handful of Dust and Decline and Fall Paperback 3513449 $0.01
A Handful of Dust/Decline and Fall Mass Market Paperback 6296119 $3.50
A Handful of Dust Kindle Edition 81141 $8.89 2012
A Handful of Dust (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 354180 $58.12 $1.94 2002
A Handful of Dust Paperback 55716 $8.20 $0.01
A Handful of Dust Mass Market Paperback 780099 $39.95 $0.01
A Handful of Dust (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 1000041 $5.48 $0.01 2010
A Handful of Dust & Decline and Fall (2 Novels in One book) Paperback 4152787 $3.06 1967
A Handful of Dust Hardcover 344020 $8.49 $8.44 2012
A Handful of Dust Hardcover 2261208 $18.94 $37.00 2011