Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Revenge For Love” as Want to Read:
The Revenge For Love
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Revenge For Love

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback. Pub Date :2004-03-04 Pages: 400 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics Published in the shadow of the Spanish Civil War. The Revenge for Love is a political thriller attacking the fraudulence and feeble-mindedness of life in the Britain of the 1930s. A brilliant satire on a world that has lost its sense of self and been seduced by the appeal of Communism. ...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Black Sparrow Press (first published 1937)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Revenge For Love, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Revenge For Love

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 486)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sam Schulman
Some great set-pieces: 1 between the workingclass Communist who had escaped from a Spanish prison camp + lost his leg in doing so, revealing to the County babe who digs communists that his atrocity stories were only de rigueur, and that the nuns had not in fact rubbed salt in his wound but been very kind to him. She turns on him, whereupon he denounces all upperclass Communists who sneer at actual workers - whereupon she has another boyfriend beat him to a pulp and nearly kill him, all the time ...more
Deanne
Interesting to read this as I'd just read The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Stein, which mentioned Wyndham Lewis amongst others. The characters in Revenge for love seem at times easily led. There is no main lead with each part seeming to take the central part. Felt sympathy for Margot, Vince and Percy, but wanted to shake them for their inability to see what is going on around them.
Jesse
I read somewhere that Lewis considered this his best novel. I think his readers usually agree. I've only read a little of his fiction but I can't imagine that it gets much better.
Kingfan30
I did manage to get all the way though this, but it was not easy to follow and I'm afraid not my sort of book at all.
sharon
Um, I found it less infuriating than Tarr?
Samuel
"Affecting a breezy manner"
Scholar
Scholar marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2015
Andrea Junker
Andrea Junker marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Kayla Tocco
Kayla Tocco marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2015
Jess Crippa
Jess Crippa marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2015
Louise
Louise marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2015
He
He marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
Chelsey
Chelsey marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2015
Alasdair Ekpenyong
Alasdair Ekpenyong marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2015
TerryJane
TerryJane marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2015
Eli
Eli marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2015
Cecilia Iacobuzio
Cecilia Iacobuzio is currently reading it
Jan 05, 2015
Megharp
Megharp marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2015
George Deoso
George Deoso marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2015
Kellie
Kellie marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2014
Meridel Weitz
Meridel Weitz marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Jason Ramey
Jason Ramey marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Alexa
Alexa marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Agota
Agota marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2014
Zhaokeran
Zhaokeran marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Zhaokeran
Zhaokeran marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Ali Shields
Ali Shields marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 16 17 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Dark As The Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid (Picador Classics)
  • Caught
  • In Parenthesis
  • All About H. Hatterr
  • Death Sentence
  • Albigenses
  • The Truth About Lorin Jones
  • Journey Around My Room and a Nocturnal Expedition Around My Room (Hesperus Classics)
  • The Deadbeats
  • Ginger, You're Barmy
  • Wild Harbour
  • A Day Off
  • Trawl
  • After the Death of Don Juan
  • According to Mark
  • Ormond
  • Euphues the Anatomy of Wit: Euphues & His England
  • The Charwoman's Daughter
149791
(Percy) Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was a novelist, painter, essayist, polemicist and one of the truly dynamic forces of the early 20th century and a central figure in the history of modernism. He was the founder of Vorticism, the only original movement in 20th century English painting. His Vorticist paintings from 1913 are the first abstract works produced in England, and influenced the development ...more
More about Wyndham Lewis...
Tarr Blast #1 The Apes of God  Blast #2 Self Condemned

Share This Book