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"A Hand Full of Dust" and "Decline and Fall"
A Hand Full of Dust and Decline and Fall Author:Evelyn Waugh A Handful of Dust is Evelyn's scathing commentary on the well-mannered death struggles of the upper classes - an irrepressibly amusing picture of society politely blowing itown brains out, with a defiant smile. — It tells o Brenda, Tony and their friends - a wonderfully congenial group who live by a unique set o social standards. According to th... more »eir rules, any sin is acceptable provided it is carried off in good taste.
In Decline and Fall, Mr. Waugh has a delightful time taking the sacred cows of England (e.g., the English public school, the traditions of Oxford, British sportmanship, the title gentry, the remittance mand) for a blithe and madcap ride.
Extravagently exaggerated, brilliantly nonsensical, it yet manages to tread somehow upon the lunatic fringe of reality.« less