By G.K. Chesterton
Chesterton's visit to the Emerald Isle in early 1918 resulted in this unique, readable, and thought-provoking book on Ireland and the Irish situation of the early 20th-century. In Irish Impressions, familiar Chestertonian themes, distribution of property, industrialism, the Faith and Christian society, are discussed in the context of Ireland's struggle for national and cultural independence from the Britain of the early 1900s. Not mincing words, Chesterton points out both the strengths and weaknesses of the English and Irish positions during that crucial period, always with wit and wisdom, and an appreciation of religious, cultural, and economic essentials, which is characteristic of Chesterton's work.
This edition has a new Preface by Dr. Dermot Quinn, Associate Professor of History at Seton Hall University, author of Patronage and Piety: The Politics of English Roman Catholics, 1850 - 1900, and is a frequent contributor to The Chesterton Review. Originally published: London, 1919.
Soft cover, 152 pages.