Battles in the Last Crusade, 1907–8: The Man who was Thursday and Orthodoxy
This chapter focuses on two of Chesterton's works: The Man who was Thursday and Orthodoxy. With Orthodoxy, Chesterton saw himself as having reached ‘a landmark in my life’ — a milestone at which he needed once more to take stock of his life and beliefs: the book was, he declared, ‘a sort of slovenly autobiography’. The same mood of self-assessment and remembrance is reflected in other writings of the same period. In the dedicatory verses of The Man who was Thursday he meditatively addressed his friend Bentley, almost in the tones of an old man looking back over a long life.
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