The Flying Inn

The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton
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The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton


Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486419107
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/10/2001
Edition description: DOVER
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 676,082
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."

Chesterton is known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Progressivism and Conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.

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The Flying Inn 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Chesterton has struck again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several OCR errors on every page, not worth trying to read in this format
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was Chesterton anti-Semitic? That was my big question after reading this rollocking pastoral adventure. Great vocabulary, colorful characters, and Chesterton's stand-in "genius who's oppressed by all the idiots around him", his favorite recurring trope. It was a fun story, sure, but difficult to digest in the current era.
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