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The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh

Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Handful of Dust

Volume 4

Waugh, Evelyn

Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Handful of Dust

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh

Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Handful of Dust

Volume 4

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Handful of Dust

 

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. This new edition of A Handful of Dust provides extensive biographical and contextual notes to help the reader unfamiliar with early modern history.


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Beschrijving The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Handful of Dust

Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust (1934) is often thought to be among his best novels. It is a darkly bitter account of the end of a marriage, its causes and its effects. Waugh wrote the book with half an eye on his own recent experience of the break-up of his marriage to Evelyn Gardner. The care and trouble he took over the work are reflected in his successive revisions of its text in manuscript and print. These can be recovered from sources on both sides of the Atlantic, notably from the autograph and typescript manuscript in the Harry Ransom Center at Austin, Texas, a proof copy of the first edition at the Huntington Library in California, in the serialization in different versions of the first part of the novel in Harper's Bazaar, prepared for the UK and the US markets, and in four editions published in his lifetime in the UK and one in the US. All of these witnesses have been collated in this, the first fully edited and annotated edition of the novel. There is a substantial introduction describing the novel's composition and reception, as well as the literary influences on which Waugh drew—including Shakespeare, Dickens, Kipling, and Beatrix Potter. The edition seeks to show Waugh as a consummate craftsman, at work on a painful subject that he treats in comic, tragic, and satirical ways.


ISBN
9780198703150
Pagina's
528
Verschenen
Serie
The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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