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  • The Free Pressby Hilaire Belloc

    IHS Press 2002; US$ 9.95

    Hilaire Belloc, a great English essayist of the 20th century, takes an uncompromising look at the forces working against the freedom of the press. Targeting financial and political influences, along with the influence of advertising, Belloc exposes the powers and motives responsible for the suppression of news and the manufacturing of opinion. Neither... more...

  • An Essay on the Restoration of Propertyby Hilaire Belloc

    IHS Press 2002; US$ 10.95

    This short work is a program for property distribution as an alternative to how it is planned by socialist states or naturally happens in capitalist societies. It is a landmark of European social thought, attempting to rectify the wrongs in both of the major economic theories by approaching the problem from an entirely new angle. The essay is thus... more...

  • CAUTIONARY VERSESby Hilaire Belloc

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    This volume contains all of the old favorites over which Hilaire Belloc?s admirers have been chuckling since the end of the 19th century?and the original illustrations by B.T.B. and Nicolas Bentley. It also contains many later verses in the same sly vein.   Here you meet again the Horrible Examples (old favorites if you are very fortunate): Matilda... more...

  • Return to the Balticby Hilaire Belloc

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    Here, Belloc writes of a trip through Sweden and Denmark in 1938, a nostalgic trip taken forty-three years after his first Scandanvian trip in 1895.This volume includes Belloc's history and topography of the area. more...

  • The Postmaster Generalby Hilaire Belloc

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    This novel tells of that simple person Wilfrid Halterton, Postmaster-General in Mrs. Boulanger's second administration, that of 1960.The placing of the big Television Contract comes within the domain of the Post Office, and Halterton is soon deeply involved in a tangle of intrigue where his simplicity makes him an easy victim to clever financiers and... more...

  • The Man Who Made Goldby Hilaire Belloc

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    Professor Charles Lexington led a placid and uneventful life until he made the mistake of discovering a way by which lead could be turned into gold. A Mr. Bowry volunteered to help the Professor capitalize the discovery, and from then on things began to happen. Before Professor Lexington got back to earth he had been a match seller on the streets... more...

  • The Haunted Houseby Hilaire Belloc

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    Readers of "The Emerald of Catherine the Great" will not have to be told that Mr. Belloc's mystery stories are written with suavity and originality and an eye for piquant situations. This new mystery tale is the story of "Rackham Catchings," a manor house in Sussex belonging to an amiable but improvident squire, which in payment of a debt has come... more...

  • The Path to Romeby Hilaire Belloc

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Hilaire Belloc's best work ? according to the author, as well as most critics ? The Path to Rome is less concerned with Rome itself than with a pilgrim's journey to the Eternal City. A spirited Catholic apologist, Belloc traveled on foot from Toul (near Nancy), France, and crossed the Alps and the Apennines in order to, in his words, "see all Europe... more...

  • Cautionary Tales & Bad Child's Book of Beastsby Hilaire Belloc

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 7.99

    Naughty children were never funnier than the young rowdies of these Cautionary Tales. In rhyming couplets, accompanied by hilarious drawings, a celebrated wit recounts the perilous consequences of telling lies, slamming doors, and playing with guns. Bad Child's Book of Beasts, an illustrated A-to-Z bestiary with droll observations on wildlife,... more...

  • Complete Verseby Hilaire Belloc; A.N. Wilson

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.98

    Here is the distinctly surreal world of Henry King, who perished through his 'chief defect' of chewing little bits of string; of dishonest Matilda whose dreadful lies led her to death by burning; and of Godolphin Horne who 'held the human race in scorn' and ended as the boy 'who blacks the boots at the Savoy'. Here too are the beautiful lyrics... more...