Join us on April 23, 2023 at Ivy Hall! More details below...
Join the Society on March 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Ivy Hall to discuss a collection of Chesterton's essays and articles dealing with matters of apologetics and his conversion: The Well and the Shallows.
Dale Ahlquist describes how there is a sense of urgency, and a bit of a shift away from the comic tone with which many Chesterton readers are familiar, in this work: "As always, he takes on all subjects, writing about anything and everything, but not only are these essays more specifically Catholic than his other works, there is clearly a sense of foreboding. He warns in the introduction that there are not as many jokes as his readers are used to. There is an urgent and somber sense that there are very dark and desperate days ahead, and that among other dangerous developments, the worst war that the world has ever seen is just over the horizon."
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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.
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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