The flying inn is a novel first published in 1914 by g k chesterton it is set in a future england where the temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of progressive islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. The flying inn may well count as britains first modern islamophobic book of course there has been historical hostility to muslims before g k chesterton wrote this book but this was of a very different nature chestertons islamophobia contains the seeds of todays islamophobia. Widely known as the prince of paradox g k chesterton was one of the most influential english writers and thinkers of the 20th century chestertons prodigious talents embraced a wide range of subjects from philosophy and religion to detective fiction and fantasy. The flying inn is a novel by g k chesterton first published in 1914 it is set in a future england where the temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of progressive islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. The flying inn is a hilarious satirical romp in which chesterton inveighs against the forces of dreary and oppressive modernity in the form of prohibition vegetarianism theosophy and other movements the story concerns one humphrey pump called hump the proprietor of a pub in the fishing village of pebblewick
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