Chesterton, G. K. The New Jerusalem
Chesterton, G. K. The New Jerusalem
Chesterton, G. K. The New Jerusalem
Chesterton, G. K. The New Jerusalem

Chesterton, G. K. The New Jerusalem

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Chesterton, G. K. The New Jerusalem. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. First American Edition.

Blue publisher's cloth, spine dull and a bit discolored, 6 x 9 inches, former owner's signature (1921) on front paste-down, 307 clean pp., tight. Thin hole in table of contents page. Good. Hardcover.  [5235] 

See Sullivan 51 for the London edition published November 1920. "'Notes...now reproduced in a book as they were published in the newspaper.' - Preface. The newspaper was the Daily Telegraph. 'The only exception refers to the last chapter on Zionism...A difference of opinion, which divided the writer of the book from the politics of the newspaper, prevented the complete publication of that chapter in that place.' - Preface. The newspaper publication ceased part-way through the last chapter, 'Zionism', at the words, ',,,the worst of all cures is to deny the disease.' (p. 276)."

"During Christmas of 1919, G. K. Chesterton left his home in Beaconsfield, and traveled backward through time to the place where Christmas began. His 1920 book, The New Jerusalem, is a philosophical travelogue of his journey across Europe, across the desert, to Palestine." - Dale Alquist, review at chesterton dot org.

In this work GKC describes the Christians, Jews, and Muslims as he sees them, without prevaricating.

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.