Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc (Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc) (bĕl´ŏk), 1870–1953, English author, b. France. He became a British subject in 1902, and from 1906 to 1910 was a Liberal member of Parliament for South Salford. Poet, essayist, satirist, and historian, he wrote from the Roman Catholic viewpoint. Among his works are The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896), The Path to Rome (1902), Marie Antoinette (1910), The Jews (1922), The Cruise of the Nona (1925), and Napoleon (1922). He was a close friend of G. K. Chesterton and with him founded the New Witness, a weekly political newspaper. Christened "the Chesterbelloc" by G. B. Shaw, the two were the inventors and propagators of distributism, a medieval, anticapitalist, and anti-Fabian socialist philosophy.

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Hilaire Belloc: A Memoir
J. B. Morton.
Sheed & Ward, 1955
From Belloc to Churchill: Private Scholars, Public Culture, and the Crisis of British Liberalism, 1900-1939
Victor Feske.
University of North Carolina Press, 1996
FREE! The Elements of the Great War: The Second Phase: The Battle of the Marne
Hilaire Belloc.
Hearst's International Library Co., 1916
FREE! Modern Essays
Christopher Morley.
Harcourt Brace and Company, 1921
Librarian’s tip: "The Mowing of a Field" by Hilaire Belloc begins on p. 113
Essays of Our Times
Sharon Brown.
Scott Foresman, 1928
Librarian’s tip: "On an Unknown Country" by Hilarie Belloc begins on p. 40
Selected Essays
Hilaire Belloc.
Methuen, 1948
Christianity and Culture
J. Stanley Murphy.
Helicon Press, 1960
Librarian’s tip: "Hilaire Belloc" by Robert Speaight begins on p. 172
Living Philosophies
Albert Einstein; John Dewey; James Jeans; H. G. Wells; Theodore Dreiser; H. L. Mencken; James Truslow Adams; Julia Peterkin; Arthur Keith; Irving Babbitt; Beatrice Webb; Joseph Wood Krutch; Fridtjof Nansen; Lewis Mumford; Robert Andrews Millikan; Hu Shih; Hilaire Belloc; J. B. S. Haldane; George Jean Nathan; Irwin Edman; Bertrand Russell; William Ralphinge.
Simon and Schuster, 1931
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XIX "Hilaire Belloc"
Studies in Empirical Philosophy
John B. Anderson.
Angus and Robertson, 1962
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 28 "The Servile State"
Political Ideas in Modern Britain: In and after the Twentieth Century
Rodney Barker.
Routledge, 1997 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: "Distributism - G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc" begins on p. 91
Contemporary English Literature
Mark Longaker; Edwin C. Bolles.
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Hilaire Belloc begins on p. 428
Encyclopedia of the Essay
Tracy Chevalier.
Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Belloc, Hilaire British, 1870-1953" begins on p. 71
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