• Helena

This book may be best described as ‘a legend within a historical framework’, the story of Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. The enormous conflicting forces of the age, and the corruption, treachery and madness of Imperial Rome combine to give Evelyn Waugh the theme for one of his most memorable novels.

Cover illustration by Quentin Blake.

Author Evelyn Waugh
Publisher Penguin
Date Published 1963