A Handful of Dust.
WAUGH Evelyn (1934.)
£750.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
First edition. 8vo., original red and black patterned cloth, without the dust jacket. London, Chapman & Hall.
Considered one of Waugh's best novels. Waugh "makes you feel that the alternative to this archaic structure is not a new order, but a chaos as old as humanity.The cardinal sin in the upper classes is to "go on about things" with unconscionable persistence: One suspects that, in Mr. Waugh's vision, the "masses" will go on forever about everything." (The New York Times).
A very good copy. Lacking the dust jacket, spine a little rubbed and a tad sunned, with some minor foxing to prelims.
Stock Code: 232696