The newest edition to ACS Publications, The Four Men tells a delightful tale of a pilgrimage in Sussex, a half-real and half-fictional allegory of the pilgrimage of life. It is full of curiosities, inane things, songs and hymns, silliness, whimsy, and irreverent fun, which is classic of Belloc’s writings. In all this lightheartedness, Belloc weaves in serious, thought provoking questions which contains some very deep reflections about life, beauty, friendship, love, the fleetingness of human life, and our desire for the divine.
In addition to a forward by Joseph Pearce, this edition of The Four Men has brilliant annotations by Deacon Nathan Allen. These annotations provide invaluable comments, explanations, and background history that enriches the reading of this book.