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 ?? in it) from Evelyn"
Evelyn Waugh's personal favourite of his novels and 'a superlatively well done book' (Chicago Tribune) set in the age of Emperor Constantine. 'Helena,' considered by Waugh 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.