Black Mischief

Evelyn Waugh
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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 

256 pages

Frontispiece and 19 black & white images

Coloured page tops

Ribbon marker

9˝ x 5¾˝ 

Please note Folio Collectables are not slipcased

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