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By Evelyn Waugh

ISBN-10: 0316216283

ISBN-13: 9780316216289

After seven years of marriage, the gorgeous woman Brenda final has grown tired of lifestyles at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the satisfaction and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a singular that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile generation" among the wars.

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I shot him a dirty look, sat in the bad chair, and took the menu the hostess offered me. “This is so unfair,” I hissed after the hostess had left. ” my husband demanded. ” “But—” I tried. “No buts,” he said firmly. “Not another word about it or you’ll be eating breakfast dessert all by yourself. ” “After your performance of ‘Watch Me Eat the Entire Bananas Foster in Three Bites’ last night, I’m not so sure that’s such a punishment,” I shot back. ” To my dismay, however, the family finished their grub, got up, and left before we even got our food.

Dirty minds have dirty windows. Everyone knows that. But I wouldn’t worry about the Super Rapist if I were you, especially if he gets a good look at you from behind. ” As I looked at that letter in my hand, my fear rapidly gave way to unbridled anger. I was furious. Didn’t we have enough to deal with on our street without adding a rapist to the soup? Come on, my inner whiner cried, we just got down to eleven remaining feral cats across the street; the family who liked to throw parties every weekend and knew a mariachi band, turning their backyard into a live Sábado Gigante set, finally moved away; and Auggie, our local Gang Activity and Event Coordinator, recently violated his parole and went back to the clink.

I’m telling you, every house with filthy windows has a pervert inside. Animals. Dirty minds have dirty windows. Everyone knows that. But I wouldn’t worry about the Super Rapist if I were you, especially if he gets a good look at you from behind. ” As I looked at that letter in my hand, my fear rapidly gave way to unbridled anger. I was furious. Didn’t we have enough to deal with on our street without adding a rapist to the soup? Come on, my inner whiner cried, we just got down to eleven remaining feral cats across the street; the family who liked to throw parties every weekend and knew a mariachi band, turning their backyard into a live Sábado Gigante set, finally moved away; and Auggie, our local Gang Activity and Event Coordinator, recently violated his parole and went back to the clink.

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