The Napoleon of Notting Hill: A Fantasy of the Future

The Napoleon of Notting Hill: A Fantasy of the Future

G. K. Chesterton

Part comedy, half event, half social remark, this outstanding story of day after today explores the essence of human nature

released in 1904, G. ok. Chesterton’s debut novel is determined 80 years sooner or later. expertise and social mores stay an identical, however the England of 1984 boasts a central authority during which ineffectual kings are chosen at random from an another way apathetic population that has “lost religion in revolutions.”

The political approach hits a snag whilst Auberon Quin is chosen because the subsequent monarch. extra joker than potentate, Quin amuses himself through fitting a sequence of legislation and weird customs that inflate civic pomp and condition to laughable proportions. those guidelines necessarily positioned Quin, a pace-setter who doesn't believes in any of his dictums, on a collision direction together with his so much earnest supporter: Adam Wayne, in a different way referred to as the Napoleon of Notting Hill.
a favourite between students and critics, The Napoleon of Notting Hill showcases the eclectic wit and unorthodox mind that verified Chesterton as one of many 20th century’s such a lot influential and far-reaching thinkers.
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