From sleepy rural England to decadent London and the jungles of Brazil, Waugh describes the fortunes of Lady Brenda Last and her husband Tony, as her infatuation with the man-about-town John Beaver leads to the break-up of her marriage.
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I was ready to pick out Waugh's undercurrents of misogyny and racism, but he satirizes everybody equally here. A very strange but compelling listen - captivating, dark humour, really good prose that's well narrated. I haven't seen the film version, but now I can't wait to see what Hollywood did with this stange brew. Later satires on the decline of Brit aristocracy echo much of this, but Waugh is darker, deeper --- and welll, he was THERE.
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