Poison picture stories by the master cartoonist.
From the dustjacket:
A Searle book is always an event and since Souls in Torment (and the Death of St.Trinian's), his admirers have been anxiously awaiting his next attack. Where would the rapier pen plunge? On whom would the dissecting eye alight? Here is the answer; it has turned on us!
In a series of picture stories, in the tradition of Hogarth, this witty and wicked cartoonist has commented on the follies and foibles of the present day.
These Rakes take the traditional path (so that we shall not be disappointed) to their doom, but they arrive in some surprising places on their journey downward. The Actor, Clergyman, Doctor and Don, the Girl-friend and Soldier are only a few of the specimens pin-pointed from the cradle through success, triumph and temptation, to downfall and ruin.
A book which will make you laugh and, more important still, which contains some of the finest drawings Searle has made. A book for connoisseurs.