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The Loved One. An Anglo-American Tragedy.

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Title:The Loved One. An Anglo-American Tragedy.
Author:Waugh, Evelyn [Arthur Evelyn St John]
Published:   1948
Publisher:Chapman & Hall
Tags:fiction, Satire, Film Adaptation
Description:Following the death of a friend, British 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. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art...
A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation and death cost a very great deal. [Suggest a different description.]
Pages:57 Info

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