THE COMMON MAN by G. K. Chesterton


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While the market for essays is a specialized and limited one, it is a perceptive and appreciative one, and today's publishing affords little for its demands. In Chesterton there is perennial delight for the essay reader, and a new collection of 44 hitherto unpublished (in book form) essays is sure to appeal. Suave urbanity, originality of viewpoint, humor, critical judgement, heresy (to the orthodox and conventional), all of these characteristics one expects- and finds. The subject matter varies from literary and critical to coeducation, vulgarity, laughter --and his famous defense of Catholic schools. Despite the Sheed and Ward imprint, this is not keyed necessarily to Catholic markets.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1950
Publisher: Sheed & Ward