What I saw in America

by G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company in New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • United States -- Description and travel,
  • United States -- Social life and customs

Edition Notes

Statementby G.K. Chesterton ...
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE169 .C521
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., 297 p.
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23359474M
LC Control Number22018641
OCLC/WorldCa688557

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What I saw in America is a compilation of articles G.K. Chesterton wrote for an English publication during his trip to the United States in the early s. It includes many insights, perhaps the most famous of which are that America is "a nation with the soul of a church" and that Broadway would be "a glorious garden of wonders to any one was lucky enough to be unable to read."/5(24).

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Chesterton wrote for an English publication during his trip to the United States in the early s. It includes many insights, perhaps the most famous of which are that America is "a nation with the soul of a church" and that Broadway would be "a glorious garden of wonders to any one was lucky enough to be unable to read."/5(20).

Published in"What I Saw in America" is a collection of thoughts about America by the brilliant British writer, G.K. Chesterton. It was his only visit to America, during a lecture tour. This passage from the book sums up GKC's approach to understanding a foreign country/5.

What I saw in America is a compilation of articles G.K. Chesterton wrote for an English publication during his trip to the United States in the early s/5(7).

What I saw in America is a compilation of articles G.K. Chesterton wrote for an English publication during his trip to the United States in the early s.

It includes many insights, perhaps the most famous of which are that America is "a nation with the soul of a church" and that Broadway would be "a glorious garden of wonders to any one was lucky enough to be unable to read."/5(24). 'What I Saw in America' tells us as much about the author and his particular views as it does about his destination.

Indeed, Chesterton's personalised observations - his aversion to imperialism, capitalism, Anglo-Americanism and his commitment to democracy and fraternity - are distinguished by the piercing wit for which he is famed/5(2).

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Chesterton’s travelogue about his time in America. The book is much of what America meant to him, as an Englishman. His views on freedom, democracy, and capitalism are front and center in this book as he viewed Americans being virtually driven into indentured servitude if not outright slavery.

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What I Saw in America begins as a travelogue but eventually becomes an extended reflection on what makes a nation a nation. However that is defined, America is the exception. It is a nation like no other. America, says Chesterton, is “the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed.”.

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