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THE LOVED ONE: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Evelyn Waugh

THE LOVED ONE: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Evelyn Waugh (hier online bestellen)

The story:
Following the death of a friend, poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering into the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art ...
A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal.

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About the author:

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in Hampstead, England, into a family of publishers and writers. He was educated at Lancing and at Hertford College, Oxford, where he majored in modern history.
Waugh's first book, A Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was published in 1928. Soon afterward his first novel, Decline and Fall, appeared and his career was sensationally launched. In fifteen novels of cunning construction and lapidary eloquence, Time summarized later, Evelyn Waugh developed a wickedly hilarious yet fundamentally religious assault on a century that, in his opinion, had ripped up the nourishing taproot of tradition and let wither all the dear things of the world. Apart from his novels, Waugh also wrote several acclaimed travel books, two additional biographies, and an autobiography, A Little Learning.

Buchdaten:
THE LOVED ONE: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Sprache: Englisch
Broschiert - 128 Seiten - Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: 3. August 2000
ISBN: 0141184248
Preis: € 11,50



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