This book is composed of a series of lectures delivered to a French audience. It is a careful analysis of the philosophy offered by contemporary English writers, and their influence on the youth of France. He has chosen as his subjects Kipling with his respect for order; Shaw and Wells with their rejuvenated political idealism; Chesterton who urges the return of the middle ages; Strachey, bitterly realistic in his study of the Victorian figures; Huxley representing realism and abstract intelligence; Lawrence with his powerful efforts to restore the physical to its place; and Katherine Mansfield with her feminine mysticism. Careful study and beautiful appreciation. Read the lecture on Katherine Mansfield for the essential flavor.