The Loved One

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Penguin Books Limited, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 128 pages
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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  - Charon - Goodreads

WITTY BITTERSWEET PLEASURE READ I am glad that I choose The Loved Ones as my entrance into Evelyn Waugh's witty bittersweet literary world. This is a delicious macabre satire of an outsider (British ... Read full review

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Evelyn Waugh is pure class. this book is delightfully odd and wickedly funny. Delivering smiling corpses to woo a girl, how unusual! There's a movie version too by british director,Tony Richardson(good films, taste of honey, loneliness of long distance runner) Read full review

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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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