Join the Society in February 2023 to discuss Chesterton's literary detective, Horne Fisher, The Man Who Knew Too Much. We will meet on Sunday, February 19th at Ivy Hall at 6:00 PM.
You can get a paperback copy of the book from the Society of G. K. Chesterton, but it is also available in plenty of formats online (including audiobook), both for purchase and for free. Simply search the title, but be sure to include Chesterton in your search terms so as not to be led astray to the Hitchcock film of the same title.
We are taking the month of December off, as so many of us are too busy with the holidays to spare a weekend. Therefore, our next meeting will be in January!
Join the Society, then, in the new year to discuss one of Chesterton's lesser known works, written at a time of great upheaval and conflict, The Crimes of England (1915).
The book is available for free online or for purchase in various formats. This should be a fascinating discussion, as it is a rarer work that even many Chestertonians have never read! Kindly RSVP for the meeting below.
For the month of November, the Society will read Chesterton's account of his 1921 trip to America's shores (including his passing through Philadelphia!), What I Saw in America.
This is a unique book by Chesterton and should make for good reading around the very American Thanksgiving holiday, and for a great discussion when we meet just after that celebration (on November 27th).
You can purchase this book in Volume 21 of the collected works, read it online, or else search for it on... ya know... that website.
Join the Philadelphia Chesterton Society on Sunday, October 23rd as we revisit one of Chesterton's most celebrated works, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare. This is an easy-to-find work in various formats, though we recommend the Ignatius Press edition available from the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton online store.
This is a re-reading for the Society, though the last time was way back in October 2014. This is a story that bears revisiting, as it is commonly thought to be one of Chesterton's most cryptic works of fiction. It's also a great read for this time of year, as light and darkness seem to begin battling for ascendency, since this is really, as Dale Ahlquist calls it, Chesterton's "cosmic" detective story. This would be a perfect meeting for newcomers to Chesterton — so do try and come, if you've never joined us before, or bring a friend along with you if you're an old hand!
We will meet digitally in Septembed on September 18, at 6:00 PM to discuss Chesterton's book of impossible stories of impossible deeds, tales so tall they get the reader's head into the heavens (which is the point): Tales of the Long Bow. You can read the book online, purchase a paperback or e-book edition, or listen to a free audiobook version. Check back for updates, or subscribe to our newsletter.
We aim to provide fellowship and fun in the Philadelphia area as we gather and honor the personal and literary legacy of G.K. Chesterton.
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