The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1948
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
U.S. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  LITTLE BROWN & COMPANY
Antique hardcover with dust jacket in very good reading condition.
DJ is in tact with tanning and worn / chipped edges. Book itself has some tanning / a few spots of discoloration to boards and a few
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.