Chesterton, G. K. Irish Impressions
Chesterton, G. K. Irish Impressions
Chesterton, G. K. Irish Impressions

Chesterton, G. K. Irish Impressions

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Chesterton, G. K. Irish Impressions. New York: John Lane Company, 1920.

Red cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, binding worn and soiled, 222 generally clean pp., some spotting to the top closed edge and front end papers. Good. Hardcover.  [5216] 

"These Irish impressions are not, as the title page states, impressions by Mr. Chesterton. They are impressions by Ireland on Mr. Chesterton. I am tempted to recommend the book in which he has recorded them as a proof that an Englishman is a much pleasanter, jollier, kindlier human variety than an Irishman; and though I am checked by the reflection that all Englishmen and unfortunately not like Mr. Chesterton, and the he describes himself as a blend of Scotch, French, and Suffolk Dumpling, still, the net result is the sort of man that England can produce when she is doing her best." - G. B. Shaw, The Irish Statesmen, 22 November 1919.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), English journalist whose works include nearly all forms of written expression, including essays, novels, short stories, poems, plays, biography, and literary criticism. A Christian thinker, he sounded some of the earliest warnings against the tyranny of the modern state, and lamented the loss of wonder & beauty in modern life.