So Disdained is the second published novel by British author, Nevil Shute (N.S. Norway).
In the United States it is known as The Mysterious Aviator, and was first published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston in 1928.
When the book was written, Germany was disarmed under the Versailles Treaty, Hitler was still a marginal figure in the politics of the Weimar Republic and, as the book makes clear, the major political and military threat was perceived to be from the Soviet Union, then in the first flush of success of the October Revolution. In effect, the book describes a situation of cold war between Britain and the Soviet Union, though the term did not yet exist.
Copyright: Public Domain in Canada