Hilaire Belloc Books In Order

Novels

  1. Emmanuel Burden (1904)
  2. Mr. Clutterbuck’s Election (1908)
  3. A Change in the Cabinet (1909)
  4. Pongo and the Bull (1910)
  5. The Four Men (1911)
  6. The Girondin (1911)
  7. The Green Overcoat (1912)
  8. Belinda (1928)
  9. The Man Who Made Gold (1930)
  10. The Postmaster General (1932)

Collections

  1. The Bad Child’s Book Of Beasts (1896)
  2. Verses and Sonnets (1896)
  3. Cautionary Tales (1907)

Non fiction

  1. The Path To Rome (1902)
  2. Marie Antoinette (1909)
  3. The French Revolution (1911)
  4. The Party System (1911)
  5. The Servile State (1912)
  6. A History of England (1915)
  7. Europe and The Faith (1920)
  8. Wolsey (1930)
  9. Cranmer (1931)
  10. Milton (1935)
  11. Characters Of The Reformation (1936)

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Hilaire Belloc Books Overview

Emmanuel Burden

Originally published in 1903, Emmanuel Burden is the biography of a pious English public servant, whom Belloc strips of any dignity with his scathing satire on the self importance of a small time merchant. As a whole, the book is unrelentingly biting, which seems to suit British comedic sensibilities better than American ones. Readers should be aware of this cultural difference in taste, as the book may be a trying read for some. French writer and thinker HILAIRE BELLOC 1870 1953 is known as ‘the man who wrote a library.’ He expounded extensively on a number of subjects, including French and British history, military strategy, satire, comic and serious verse, literary criticism, topography and travel, translations, and religious, social, and political commentary. Among his most famous works are The Path to Rome 1902 and Europe and Faith 1920.

Mr. Clutterbuck’s Election

Mr. Clutterbuck’s ElectionCHAPTER ITowards the end of the late Queen Victoria’s reign there resided in the suburban town of Croydon a gentleman of the name of Clutterbuck, who, upon a modest capital inherited from his father, contrived by various negotiations at his office in the City of London to gain an income of now some seven hundred, now more nearly a thousand, pounds in the year. It will be remembered that a war of unprecedented dimensions was raging, at the time of which I speak, in the sub continent of South Africa. The President of the South African Republic, thinking the moment propitious for a conquest of our dominions, had invaded our territory after an ultimatum of incredible insolence, and, as though it were not sufficient that we should grapple foe to foe upon equal terms, the whole weight of theTable of Contents No ContentsAbout the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books’ Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at www. forgottenbooks. org

A Change in the Cabinet

Originally published in 1909. This volume from the Cornell University Library’s print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.

Pongo and the Bull

Originally published in 1910. This volume from the Cornell University Library’s print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.

The Four Men

PREFACE My County, it has been proved III the life of every man that though his loves are human, and therefore changeable, yet in proportion as he attaches them to things unchangeable, so they mature and broaden. On this account, Dear Su sex, are those women chiefly dear to men who, as the seasons pass, do but continue to be more and more themselves, attain balance, and abandon or forget vicissitude. And on this account, Sussex, does a man love an old house, which was his father’s, and on this account does a man come to love with all his heart, that part of earth which nourished his boyhood. For it does not change, or if it changes, it changes very little, and . he finds in it the character ot enduring things. In this love he remains content until, perhaps, some sort of warning reaches him, that even his own County is approaching its doom. Then, believe me, Sussex, he is anxious in a very different way; he would, if he could, preserve his land in the flesh, and…
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The Girondin

Originally published in 191 . This volume from the Cornell University Library’s print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.

The Green Overcoat

Originally published in 1912. This wonderful book follows a story of Professor Higginson,a tall, thin, exceedingly shy and nervous psychologist on his journey when he comes across the magnificent green overcoat after good byes at an agonised party The green of it subdued, a warm and lovely green; its cloth sof and thick, pliable and smooth; the rich fur at the collar and cuffs was a promise of luxury lining. Now the Devil during all Professor Higginson’s life had had trifling fun with him until that memorable moment.. The opportunity, as the reader will soon discover, was from the devils point of view remarkable and rare. More, far more, that the professors sterile soul was involved in the issue. The Green Overcoat appeared seductive, then violently alluring, next and in a veru few seconds irresistable. With rapidity worthy of a greater game, and to him most unusual, he whisked the garment from the chair, slipped in to the shadows and wriggled into it. The Devil saw to it that it fitted. The door shut upon the man as he went striding out in to the drenching storm…
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The Bad Child’s Book Of Beasts

Humorous and cautionary verses about such animals as the whale, the polar bear, the frog, the dodo, and the yak.

Cautionary Tales

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc 1870 1953 was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. His best travel writing has secured a permanent following. The Path to Rome 1902, an account of a walking pilgrimage he made from central France across the Alps and down to Rome, has remained continuously in print. More than a mere travelogue, The Path to Rome contains descriptions of the people and places he encountered, his drawings in pencil and in ink of the route, humour, poesy, and the reflections of a large mind turned to the events of his time as he marches along his solitary way. At every turn, Belloc shows himself to be profoundly in love with Europe and with the Faith that he claims has produced it. Two of his best known non fiction works are The Servile State 1912 and Europe and Faith 1920. Among his other works are: Avril: Being Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance 1904, The Historic Thames 1907, On Nothing and Kindred Subjects 1908, Hills and the Sea 1913, A General Sketch of the European War 1915, and The Free Press 1917.

The Path To Rome

PRAISE OF THIS BOOKTo every honest reader that may purchase, hire, or receive this book, and to the reviewers also to whom it is of triple profit, greeting and whatever else can be had for nothing. If you should ask how this book came to be written, it was in this way. One day as I was wandering over the world I came upon the valley where I was born, and stopping there a moment to speak with them all when I had argued politics with the grocer, and played the great lord with the notary public, and had all but made the carpenter a Christian by force of rhetoric what should I note after so many years but the old tumble down and gaping church, that I love more than mother church herself, all scraped, white, rebuilt, noble and new, as though it had been finished yesterday. Knowing very well that such a change had not come from thevuUniv Calif Digitized by Microsoft About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books’ Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at http://www. forgottenbooks. org

Marie Antoinette

1909. Illustrated. Poet, essayist, satirist, and historian, Belloc wrote from the Roman Catholic viewpoint. He was a prolific writer, authoring more than 150 books in his lifetime, he was also a close friend of G.K. Chesterton and with him founded the New Witness, a weekly political newspaper, which promoted distributism, a medieval, anticapitalist, and anti-Fabian socialist philosophy. Belloc writes in the Introductory Note: The Queen of France whose end is but an episode in the story of the Revolution stands apart in this: that while all around her were achieved the principal miracles of the human will, she alone suffered, by an unique exception, a fixed destiny against which the will seemed powerless. In person she was not considerable, in temperament not distinguished; but her fate was enormous. It is profitable, therefore, to abandon for a moment the contemplation of those great men who re-created in Europe the well-ordered State, and to admire the exact convergence of such accidents as drew around Marie Antoinette an increasing pressure of doom. These accidents united at last: they drove her with a precision that was more than human, right to her predestined end. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

The French Revolution

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The Party System

TIlE oountry has just emerged from the heat anddust of a General Election. We have heard itproclainled on all sides that ‘the Will of thePeople must prevail! ‘ with slight variations as tothe direction in which the ViII of the People is tobe found. Ve have seen Mr Lloyd George and Ir Vinston Churchill represented on the one handas patriots confronting a haughty aristocracy a. srepresented to lIr Churchill by his cousin the Dukeof lIarlborough, and braving its wrath and hatred,a. nd on the other as a pair of low born demagogueshallooing on their ragged and illiterate a. ssociatesto the plunder of the wealthy! Vhile the Conservativeshave professed to be convulsed withfear lest r Redmond should buy up tho wholeLiberal Front Bench with the sum of 40,000 or$200,000, which sounds at onoe larger and moreinsidiously wickod, the Liberals have been singinga moving war song of which two lines run:One with us is He who loads us,Asquith, GoTable of Contents A wonD ON THE LATE: :!:LECTION ?; I; THE REPRESENTATIVE SYSTEM; THE IDEA OF REI’RESE A noy; WHAT THE PUBLIC ‘lHI:YKS; PAST AND ‘RESENT; II; THE GOVERNING GROUP; THE MAUNG OF MINISTRIES ?; THE PLACEMEN; THE sp:cnm ALLIANCE; III; THE HOUSE OF COl MONS AS IT IS; TkiE CO TnOL Ol’ TD:El TlllE TAnLE ?; BOW IT WORKS; A CONOllETE EXAMPLE; THE TO E or THE HOoS ; PAOE; 5; 15; 18; 25; 37; 44; 52; 65; 73; 89; 05; 12 The Party System; IV; THE SECRET ‘UNDS; THE UNMENTIONABLE TRU’IH ?; TBl!: SALE OF POWERS; THE SALE OF POLICIES; V; TH CON’fROL OF 4 LEC1’IONS; THE PARTY CAUCUS; THE SELE”I’IO OF CANDIDATES; AN ELEC’TIOY ,; ‘1’IlE SELECTION Oll’ PROGIUl MRS; VI; THE DEFE CE; THr EXCUSFS ; THE REAL 8UPI’ORT; TDE GRAVE PERILS; VI ; CAN IT BE MKNJED7; NOTES;

The Servile State

The Servile State, published in 1912, is Hilaire Belloc’s foray into economic theory and philosophy. In it he promotes the idea of ‘distributism,’ as opposed to capitalism and socialism. ‘The Servile State is that in which the mass of men shall be constrained by law to labor for the profit of a minority,’ Belloc says. And this state is the ordinary and natural ends of both capitalism and socialism, though they may arrive there by different routes. In contrast, Belloc envisions a society in which each individual strives to be the owner of means of production, rather than a worker who merely earns wages. By owning what he needs to make his living, man can experience true freedom. It has happened before, he says, most notably in Britain before the Protestant Reformation. Modern readers will hear many echoes from Belloc in today’s campaigns for co ops and locally owned businesses, which seek to replace large corporations with smaller operations that more adequately distribute wealth. Students of economics and history, as well as those interested in politics and the effects of economics on society, will find this a thought provoking and galvanizing read. French writer and thinker HILAIRE BELLOC 1870 1953 is known as ‘the man who wrote a library.’ He expounded extensively on a number of subjects, including French and British history, military strategy, satire, comic and serious verse, literary criticism, topography and travel, translations, and religious, social, and political commentary. Among his most famous works are The Path to Rome 1902 and Emmanuel Burden 1903.

A History of England

From The First Invasion By The Romans To The Accession Of King George The Fifth

Europe and The Faith

First published in 1920, Europe and The Faith is Belloc’s popular history of European civilization from the time of the Roman Empire. From the outset, the author’s goal is clear. He intends to show readers how, through the Romans and Catholicism, Europe came to be in its present state: ‘Europe is the Church, and the Church is Europe.’ Students of both history and religion will find this treatise a quirky apology for the influence of Catholicism in Europe. French writer and thinker HILAIRE BELLOC 1870 1953 is known as ‘the man who wrote a library.’ He expounded extensively on a number of subjects, including French and British history, military strategy, satire, comic and serious verse, literary criticism, topography and travel, translations, and religious, social, and political commentary. Among his most famous works are The Path to Rome 1902 and Emmanuel Burden 1903.

Characters Of The Reformation

Perhaps the most fascinating book ever written by this great Catholic historian. Here in bold, living colors Belloc sketches the destructive results of the greed, lust, weakness, tenacity, blindness, fear and indecision of 23 famous men and women of the Protestant Reformation period, analyzing their strengths, mistakes, motives and deeds which changed the course of history. Belloc cites Anne Boleyn, not the weak willed Henry VIII as the ‘pivot figure’ of the English Reformation, for it was her iron will to be Queen which started the movement. He describes Cromwell, the monastery looter and destroyer, as ‘the true creator of the English Reformation.’ He shows how the crafty William Cecil accomplished the task of ‘digging up the Catholic Faith by the roots’ and ‘crushing out the Mass from English soil.’ Belloc also highlights the fatal error of Cardinal Richelieu in putting France before Catholicism and thus torpedoing Europe’s last great chance of keeping Christendom united. Belloc warns that this breakup of Christendom may still destroy our Christian civilization. Even those who think they do not like history will be unable to put this book down. Brings history vividly to life!

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