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About the Author: G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.’s Weekly.

Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.

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Paperback, Published in Oct 2008 by Cosimo Classics

ISBN10: 160520319X | ISBN13: 9781605203195

Page count: 324

British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874 1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies he is impossible to categorize as liberal or conservative, for instance across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the prince of paradox, and his works 80 books and nearly 4,000 essays remain among the most beloved in the English language Considered by many readers to be his most underrated work, this 1914 novel remains full of import for readers almost a century later... and is still a rollicking good read. In a future Britain where a weirdly liberal form of Islam has come to dominate the culture, political schemer Lord Ivywood has set about to ban alcohol. In this fray come boisterous Irishman Patrick Dalroy and English pub owner Humphrey Pump, who set off on a round-the-country tour with their mobile pub, a flying inn, in an attempt to undermine the new prohibition. Outrageous and thoughtful in equal measure, as was Chesterton s trademark, this is a wickedly witty sendup of political correctness, Puritanism, religious sanctimony, and oppressive laws, as well as a startling depiction of the cultural clash between Eastern spirituality and Western ideals that we re still contending with today."

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