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The loved one : an Anglo-American tragedy

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Satire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Waugh
ISBN: 9780316216463 0316216461 9780316216470 031621647X
OCLC Number: 793580184
Notes: Includes reading group guide (15 pages).
Originally published in 1948.
Description: viii, 146, 15 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Evelyn Waugh.

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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.

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