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Basil Howe – A Story of Young Love (PB)

A first novel, previously unpublished by G. K. Chesterton


Painstakingly reconstructed from hundreds of scraps of paper, Basil Howe eventually emerged as a novel which written by G.K. Chesterton when he was only 20. In fact, it was his first book, although it lay unpublished for more than a century. Now you can read what was in the mind of the man who was to become such a great literary figure of the 20th century.


ISBN: 978-0-904287-73-4 Categories: ,


The book display’s Chesterton’s characteristic wit as it unfolds the tale of love that blossoms when a young man, Basil Howe, meets the three Grey sisters.

All writers draw heavily upon their own experience and in doing so often include much autobiographical material. Basil Howe likewise offers many clues to Chesterton’s own life and character. To expand upon this autobiographical aspect, the present volume also contains a curious piece composed by the young Chesterton and his friends of the Junior Debating Club: Our Future Prospects.

Denis J. Conlon, whose detective work led to the discovery of the book and whose introduction gives vital background information, will speak.

ISBN 9780904287734

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Dimensions13.0 × 19.5 cm


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