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The loved one : an Anglo-American tragedy

by Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966,

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Waugh
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Waugh
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Fiction WAUGH Evelyn
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  WAUGH Evelyn
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction WAUGH Evelyn
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  WAUGH Evelyn
 
 
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC WAUGH
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Collection  Fiction
 
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Summary
"A work of art as rich and subtle and unnerving as anything its author has ever done" ( New Yorker ), The Loved One is Evelyn Waugh's cutting satire of 1940s California and the Anglo-American cultural divide.

Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday--and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.
Additional Information
Subjects Motion picture industry -- Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Satirical literature.
Publisher New York :2012
Language English
Notes Includes reading group guide.
Description viii, 146, 15 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780316216463
0316216461
9780316216470
031621647X
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