Hilaire Belloc

The Man and His Work

Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,292 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,615
Added to site: 2008.12.22
mnybks.net#: 22937
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Criticism, Biography
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There can be equally little question, that only a very small percentage of his readers were in a position even to attempt an appreciation of Mr. Belloc's full importance.

This was due, chiefly, to the diversity of Mr. Belloc's writings.

For example, many thinking men, who saw no reason why the common sense, which served them so well in their business affairs, should be banished from their consideration of matters political, felt themselves in sympathy with his analysis and denunciation of the evils of our parliamentary machinery, thoroughly enjoying the vigorous lucidity of The Party System and applauding the clear historical reasoning of The Servile State.

Other men, repelled, perhaps, by such logical grouping of cold facts, but attracted by the satirical delights of Emmanuel Burden or Mr. Clutterbuck, of Pongo and the Bull or A Change in the Cabinet, were led to like conclusions, and came to consider themselves adherents o

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