"The heroine of Self Condemned is probably the only character in literature to kill herself out of sheer hatred for Canada" - The Walrus, Oct. 2010
LEWIS, Wyndham. Self Condemned. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,1954.
8vo. Original light brown cloth, with dark spine labels stamped in gilt, with dust wrapper; pp.vi, 408; a very good copy, with some mild foxing to dust wrapper and fore edge.
Often labelled an 'anti-Canadian' novel, Self Condemned is a controversial read from a controversial writer, painting a grim and rather bitter view of Canada through the eyes of Professor René Harding and his wife, Essie, as they find themselves in Momaco (a thinly veiled attack on Toronto). Robertson Davies said it read “as though it had been written in lemon juice, with a rusty nail, on a piece of tin.”