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Hilaire Belloc, 1870 - 1953 Hilaire Belloc was born in France in 1870, educated at Oxford, and naturalized as a British subject in 1902. Although he began as a writer of humorous verse for children, his works include satire, poetry, history, biography, fiction, and many volumes of essays. With his close friend and fellow Catholic, G. K. Chesterton, Belloc founded the New Witness, a weekly newspaper opposing capitalism and free thought and supporting a philosophy known as distributism. The pair was so close in thought and association that George Bernard Shaw nicknamed them Chesterbelloc. During his life, Belloc published over 150 books. Today, however, he is best remembered for only a few works, most notably his light verse, such as Cautionary Tales (1907) and A Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896). Belloc died in 1953 from burns caused when his dressing gown caught fire from the hearth. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Cautionary Tales for Children 655 copies, 9 reviews
The Path to Rome 445 copies, 5 reviews
The Great Heresies 403 copies, 5 reviews
How the Reformation Happened 289 copies, 4 reviews
Cautionary Verses 280 copies, 7 reviews
The Servile State 252 copies, 1 review
Selected Cautionary Verses 223 copies, 2 reviews
Cautionary Tales and Other Verses 172 copies, 3 reviews
Europe and the Faith 157 copies, 1 review
The Crisis of Civilization 135 copies, 1 review
Richelieu 97 copies, 2 reviews
Marie Antoinette 92 copies, 4 reviews
The Cruise of the Nona 88 copies, 1 review
The Four Men: A Farrago 84 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Verse 80 copies
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts 78 copies, 1 review
Matilda Who told Lies 77 copies, 3 reviews
Joan of Arc 69 copies, 2 reviews
Hills and the Sea 63 copies, 1 review
The Jews 46 copies
The Free Press 41 copies
Poems of To-day: An Anthology (Contributor) 41 copies
Charles I 39 copies
Stories, essays, and poems 37 copies, 1 review
The Old Road 37 copies
Napoleon 36 copies, 3 reviews
Wolsey 33 copies
Cranmer 32 copies
Mr Petre 31 copies
The Mercy of Allah 30 copies, 1 review
Danton 26 copies
Robespierre 26 copies, 1 review
Moral Alphabet 26 copies
First and Last 23 copies, 2 reviews
Cromwell 21 copies, 2 reviews
Milton 20 copies
On Everything 15 copies
The Missing Masterpiece 15 copies, 1 review
On Something 14 copies, 1 review
Louis XIV 13 copies
The Girondin 12 copies
Poitiers 11 copies
The Road 11 copies
Advice 10 copies, 1 review
Waterloo 10 copies
The modern traveller 10 copies, 1 review
On Anything 10 copies
Belinda 9 copies, 1 review
A History of England 9 copies, 1 review
Paris 9 copies
Crécy 8 copies
New Cautionary Tales 8 copies, 1 review
Shadowed! 6 copies
On 6 copies, 2 reviews
Malplaquet 5 copies
Tourcoing 5 copies
Warfare in England 5 copies, 1 review
Verses 4 copies
Many Cities 4 copies
The Contrast 4 copies, 1 review
Usury 3 copies
Places 2 copies
My Own Country (Author) 1 copy
Calendar 1 copy
Napoleone. 1 copy
Letters; 1 copy
Home 1 copy
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (Translator, some editions) 1,789 copies, 21 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 849 copies, 6 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 469 copies, 11 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 457 copies, 8 reviews
Kai Lung's Golden Hours (Introduction, some editions) 318 copies, 3 reviews
Week-End Wodehouse (Introduction, some editions) 315 copies, 3 reviews
A Book of English Essays (Contributor) 221 copies, 3 reviews
Arthurian Legends (Contributor) 173 copies
Camelot Chronicles (Contributor) 112 copies, 1 review
Beastly Verse (Contributor) 69 copies, 7 reviews
If It Had Happened Otherwise (Contributor) 51 copies, 3 reviews
A Century of Humour (Contributor) 42 copies
The Book of the Sea (Contributor) 35 copies
Modern Essays (Contributor) 32 copies
The Best Horror Stories (Contributor) 19 copies
Essays (Foreword, some editions) 15 copies
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (Contributor) 11 copies
Annual Macabre 1998 (Contributor) 11 copies, 1 review
Tall Short Stories (Contributor) 9 copies
Number Two Joy Street (Contributor) 6 copies
Essays By Modern Masters (Contributor) 3 copies
The children's own treasure book (Contributor) 2 copies
Number One Joy Street (Contributor) 2 copies
Number Five Joy Street (Contributor) 2 copies
Essays of the year (1929-1930) (Contributor) 1 copy
The Undying Past (Contributor) 1 copy
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