Title: A Handful of Dust
Author: Waugh, Evelyn
Publisher: New Directions, New York
Publication Date: 1945
Edition: New Directions Edition
Book Condition: VG+
D-j Condition: Fair
Comments: D-j pc’d and chipped. Bump on bottom of front board. Wear to headcap.
Synopsis: Laced with cynicism and truth, A Handful of Dust satirizes a certain stratum of English life where all the characters have money, but lack practically every other credential. Murderously urbane, it depicts the breakup of a marriage in the London gentry, where the errant wife suffers from terminal boredom, and becomes enamoured of a social parasite and professional luncheon-goer.