With witty illustrations by Quentin Blake, Waugh’s satiric novel about the perils of modernisation receives the Folio Collectable treatment.
The third novel by master satirist Evelyn Waugh chronicles the efforts of Seth, the Oxford-educated emperor of the fictional nation of Azania, to modernise his country. His subjects are reluctant and corruption is rife but, with the assistance of the feckless Basil Seal as his Minister of Modernisation, Seth is determined that his nation will adopt the ‘civilised’ ways of the West. Farcical and outrageous, Waugh’s biting comedy was inspired by his travels as a journalist around Europe and Africa in the 1930s.
Bound in cloth
Set in Van Dijck
Frontispiece and 19 black & white images
Coloured page tops
9˝ x 5¾˝
Please note Folio Collectables are not slipcased