Volume 14, Issue 3, August 1988
Christian Writers G.K. ﾁｴｽﾀﾄｿ of Japan
Some Urgent Reforms
The Human Circulating Library
The following uncollected Chesterton article was published in the Speaker of November 2, 1901 as part of a series entitled "Some Urgent Reforms." Chesterton's reference to Mr. Moody is, of course, a reference to Mr. Charles Edward Moody (1818-1890), the founder of the famous Moody's Lending Library. This Library was a peculiarly English institution, and was well known for the care which it took to avoid circulating literature that might be regarded as immoral.