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The Loved One

Evelyn Waugh

Following the death of a friend, the 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-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.

Following the death of a friend, the 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-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.
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Following the death of a friend, the 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-and Dennis gets drawn into a bizarre love triangle with Aimée Thanatogenos, a naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr. Joyboy, a master of the embalmer's art. Waugh's dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide depicts a world where reputation, love, and death cost a very great deal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

3h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:32