Lonndon: Horizon, 1948. FIRST APPEARANCE - predates the first edition in book form. Pp. 60. 8vo, Card covers, advertisements as issued. One small stain to foot of upper else fine. Subtitled 'An Anglo-American Tragedy', Waugh's 'The Loved One' is a short novel about the excesses of a Californian funeral business. "... a thoroughly horrible and fiendishly entertaining book... Rarely in fiction have such execrably bad taste and such cruel wit been combined in one short satirical novel.... Its humors are ghoulish and its hyena laughter snarls obscenely." Item #44744
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