The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh is a 191-page paperback, a Laurel edition published by Dell Publishing Co., Inc., first published in 1948, this copy is the twenty-fourth printing of October 1974. The cover has smudges and foxing. Inside, the pages are tanning but the binding is sound although may be dry due to age. This is a reader's copy.
Solider, foreign correspondent, man of letters, Evelyn Waugh has been called a genius by Edmund Wilson and many other of the world's leading critics. The author of Vile Bodies, Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust--all modern classics--he is considered one of the truly important contemporary writers.
The Loved One is Waugh at his most hilarious--and most ferocious. A macabre report on certain aspects of Hollywood life, it has been compared with the best of Rabelais and Voltaire...ISBN: 440-05080-09