All four men are aspects of Belloc himself, and the novel - peppered with hilarious tall tales, boisterous drinking songs, and madcap antics - contains deeper reflections on mortality, morality, and manhood.
The Southeast PA Chesterton Society will meet and discuss this work on Sunday, November 19th. The book is also the focus of the upcoming annual Greater Philadelphia Area Four Men Feast to be held on October 28th. Details about the November meeting as well as the Feast are below the "read more" break.
The book can be purchased in paperback from the American Chesterton Society in a lovely recent edition, with annotations and commentary.
It is also available in sundry formats from Archive.org including Kindle (MOBI) and PDF download, as well as full-text.