Hilaire Belloc’s time in Parliament left him increasingly disillusioned with politics. This satirical 1908 novel offended both sides of the aisle. “One need not know very much about politics to get a very keen joy out of it....Mr. Clutterbuck and his friends are a most lifelike set of folk...”—The New York Times.
About the Author
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (1870-1953) was born near Paris and became a naturalized British subject in 1902. A member of Parliament (1906-1910) and frequent collaborator with G. K. Chesterton, he is best known for his writings on Catholicism. He published more than 150 volumes, including novels, essays, biographies, verse, and travel writing.