Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Book 477: A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh, originally published in 1934.

So, um, is satire supposed to break your heart and make you cry?  Just wondering.

The first half to two-thirds of this book does read like a spoof of Henry James or Edith Wharton.  The ending, however, is achingly sobering.

This is satire perfectly done.

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