The Loved One

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Penguin Books Limited, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 128 pages
11 Reviews
The more startling for the economy of its prose and plot, this novel's story, set among the manicured lawns and euphemisms of Whispering Glades Memorial Park in Hollywood, satirizes the American way of death and offers Waugh's memento mori.

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Evelyn Waugh at his best. His observation of the English sensibility offset against that of the American, both mutually enhanced in the world of Hollywood and Los Angeles, are told with a superb ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Anderson - Goodreads

Waugh's dry, understated wit is a treat, though I think it works better when he focuses it on the British upper classes. This satire on Hollywood and the American funeral home business is a gas, but I ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was born in London and educated at Oxford. He quickly established a reputation with such social satirical novels as DECLINE AND FALL, VILE BODIES and SCOOP. Waugh became a Catholic in 1930, and his later books display a more serious attitude, as seen in the religious theme of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, a nostalgic evocation of student days at Oxford. His diaries were published in 1976, and his letters in 1980.

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