Scott-King's Modern Europe

WAUGH, Evelyn. Scott-King's Modern Europe.

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WAUGH, Evelyn. Scott-King's Modern Europe. London: Chapman and Hall, 1947.

8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered to spine; upper edge black; with frontispiece duplicating original unclipped jacket, both designed by John Piper; pp. [vi], 88, [ii]; a very nice copy, end papers a little yellowed and previous inscription to front paste-down; jacket with some darkening to spine and nicks to extremities; very good.
First edition. Waugh's satirical novella, set shortly after the First World War, tells the story of a middle-aged schoolmaster who travels to a country ruled by a military dictator. During his holiday, he is plunged into a nightmare of post-war totalitarian hospitality: into the life of Modern Europe. He comes to learn that this attempt to create a rational Utopia has only resulted in the opposite.