Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Charles Handley-Read Dustwapper (illustrator). First Methuen Edition. First Thus. A lovely copy, unmarked and unclipped. Protected in a jacket cover.
Published in the shadow of the Spanish Civil War, The Revenge for Love is a political thriller attacking the fraudulence and feeble-mindedness of life in the Britain of the 1930s. A brilliant satire on a world that has lost its sense of self and been seduced by the appeal of Communism, it is one of a handful of books (it could be compared to Orwell's Coming Up for Air or Koestler's Darkness at Noon) which defined a particular mood and to today's audience gives an unparalleled sense of how Europe turned toxic on the eve of the Second World War.
A major statement by a great artist and writer The Revenge for Love now deserves a new generation of readers and is the perfect introduction to Lewis's work.