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Cover of A Survey (1921)
A Survey is a book of fifty-two caricatures and humorous illustrations by Britishmarker essayist, caricaturist and parodist Max Beerbohm. It was published in Britain in 1921 by William Heinemann and in the United Statesmarker in the same year by Doubleday, Page & Company of New Yorkmarker.

Beerbohm created the illustrations for A Survey at his home in Rapallomarker in Italymarker and in Britainmarker, where he and his wife Florence Kahn returned for the duration of World War I. The book was a satire on that War, and was published in plum cloth covered boards with fifty-two tipped-in pictures, comprising fifty-one monochrome illustrations and one colour frontispiece. Each plate was accompanied by a guard sheet with a descriptive letterpress.

The caricatures included Joseph Conrad, the book included caricatures of David Lloyd George, Lytton Strachey, Philip Guedalla, Woodrow Wilson, Edward Gordon Craig, Edward Carson, Maurice Hewlett, Philip Sassoon, Claude Phillips, Edmund Gosse, Paderewski, Gabriele d'Annunzio, James McNeil Whistler, Stephen Gwynn, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir E. Ray Lankester, Lord Charles Spencer, Ralph Nevill, George Bernard Shaw, Georg Brandes, Henry James, George Robey, H. H. Asquith, Leon Trotsky, Bonar Law among other eminent men of the day and a variety of contemporary politicians.

Gallery

Image:a-survey-carson.jpg|Edward CarsonImage:a-survey-gosse.jpg|Edmund GosseImage:a-survey-gwynn.jpg|Stephen Lucius GwynnImage:a-survey-hewlett.jpg|Maurice HewlettImage:a-survey-king-spain.jpg|Alfonso XIII of SpainImage:a-survey-lloyd-george.jpg|David Lloyd GeorgeImage:a-survey-lord-spencer.jpg|Lord Charles SpencerImage:a-survey-gordon-craig.jpg|Edward Gordon Craig

References

  1. [1] Stringer, Jenny The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English Oxford University Press (2004) pg 52
  2. Beerbohm, Max A Survey William Heinemann, London (1921)


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