The Revenge for Love
Black Sparrow Press edition of Wyndham Lewis' Spanish Civil War novel
First edition thus. Hardback in quarter black cloth and illustrated boards. 23.5 × 16cm, 399pp.
First 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.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little light wear to the covers.