I have always loved Evelyn Waugh’s wicked sense of humour and he is at his best here – sly, satirical and utterly snobbish. While the British attempt to keep up appearances, playing cricket in the Californian sunshine and putting their hands in their pockets to cover up their countrymen’s mistakes, Aimee is torn between her two suitors and full of self doubt. In The Loved One, Waugh takes on . British neocolonial snobbery in post-war Southern California, set in a Disneyesque funeral home (actually a "memorial park") and a much less classy pet cemetery ("The Happier Hunting Ground"): how much better can life be?.
Subtitled An Anglo-American Tragedy, Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One is a witty satirical novel on artistic integrity and the British expat community in Hollywood, published in Penguin Modern Classics. 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.
The office was furnished in somber good taste that was relieved by a pair of bronze puppies on the chimneypiece. A low trolley of steel and white enamel alone distinguished the place from a hundred thousand modern American reception rooms; that and the clinical smell. A bowl of roses stood beside the telephone; their scent contended with the carbolic, but did not prevail. Dennis sat in one of the armchairs, put his feet on the trolley and settled himself to read.
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Written by. Evelyn Waugh. Manufacturer: Penguin Books Ltd Release date: 1 April 1970 ISBN-10 : 0140008233 ISBN-13: 9780140008234.
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This Author: Evelyn Waugh. This Narrator: Simon Prebble. This Publisher: Hachette Audio. The Loved One. by Evelyn Waugh. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal. People Who Liked The Loved One Also Liked These Free Titles
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh (1948) Penguin Classics (2000) 127 pp. I only recently read Brideshead Revisited, my first encounter with Evelyn Waugh’s work. That book displayed an impressive amount of range. While it was focused on the upper upper English class, there were many aspects to the novel - youth, war, sexuality, marriage, religion, alcoholism - that all flowed naturally from one narrative
As part of the conversion of the book to its new digital format, we have made certain minor adjustments in its layout. An anglo-american tragedy by. Chapman & hall london. First published 1948 by Chapman & Hall Ltd 11 New Fetter Lane London .