This early novel is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Written by the prolific English critic and author of novels, short stories, essays and verse, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), it is a futuristic novel set in 1984 in a London that has changed little from the date in which is was written, 1904. Chesterton’s most accurate prediction was that in essence, people would not change, and would continue to regard government with indifference. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.