Helena – A Novel. Signed By The Author (1950)
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Book ID: 63158
Helena – A Novel. London: Chapman & Hall, 1950. First Edition. Publisher’s blue cloth boards, title lettered in gilt on spine. Light shelf wear to boards, spine faded, jacket chipped & worn; contents pages bright & clean.
Presentation copy, Inscribed by the Author on front free endpaper: “For Diana (no say in it) from Evelyn”
Evelyn Waugh’s personal favorite of his novels and ‘a superlatively well done book’ (Chicago Tribune) set in the age of Emperor Constantine. Waugh considered ‘Helena’ to be his most successful work, deftly traverses the forces of corruption, treachery, enlightenment, and political intrigue of Imperial Rome as it brings to life an inspiring heroine.