The Four Men HILAIRE BELLOC 1912 Novel of a Sussex, England Walkabout Travel DJ


Title: The Four Men: A Farrago

Author: Hillaire Belloc

Description: Fern green cloth boards the brown letteirng. Minor edgewear; light, uneven toning on spine. Brief gift inscription on ffep. Heavy foxing to front flyleaf and title page, else interior clean. Dust jacket has large chip to upper right corner of front panel; spine is chipped at ends and center; price printed on spine ($1.25); in an archival sleeve. Five b/w illustrations on plates (including frontispiece) plus quite a few in-text illustrations. ix, 310, [1] pp. 7.25 x 4.75 inches.

Four wanderers, finding themselves on the edge of their home country, resolve to tramp through its beloved borders. As they tramp they talk, make verses, sing lusty songs, laugh at politics, tenderly recall first loves. They ask of life those ddp questions that are never answered; they muse on death.

The novel describes a 90-mile long journey on foot across the English county of Sussex, traveling from Robertsbridge to Harting in the autumn of 1902. The four characters, Myself, Grizzlebeard, the Poet and the Sailor, make this journey which is a part-real and part-fictional allegory of life.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
Place: Indianapolis
Year: 1912

Keywords: Sussex, travel, novel, allegorical,

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