The Aftermath, or, Gleanings from a Busy Life
London, Duckworth & Co. 1910. Hardcover. Blue decorated cloth. viii, 194p. Cover shows some signs of shelf wear, especially at corners. Some cracking within. Foxing on page edges Otherwise a clean and tight book in good condition. Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, man of letters, soldier and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong impact on his works. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. Belloc became a naturalised British subject in 1902, while retaining his French citizenship. His poetry encompassed comic verses for children and religious poetry. His widely sold Cautionary Tales for Children included "Jim, who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion" and "Matilda, who told lies and was burnt to death". He also collaborated with G. K. Chesterton on a number of works. This is a book about writing, among other things.
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Keywords: British, English, literature, modern, 20th century, culture, criticism