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G. K. Chesterton - Author

About the Author

G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best- known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938.

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Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2020

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

The Man Who Knew Too Much and other stories includes twelve G. K. Chesterton mysteries, the first eight of which are about 'The Man Who Knew Too Much,' while the final four are individual stories featuring separate heroes and detectives.

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Newly recruited Scotland Yard detective Gabriel Syme infiltrates a dangerous underworld anarchist group with the help of a poet he befriends, named Lucian Gregory. The taut adventure that ensues is part spy narrative, part dystopian novel and part Christian allegory. Chesterton's unconventional masterpiece has been described as one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges.

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Often referred to as a metaphysical thriller, G.K. Chesterton's brilliant 1908 novella The Man Who Was Thursday - A Nightmare is a tour-de-force of suspense-writing. Newly recruited Scotland Yard detective Gabriel Syme infiltrates a dangerous underworld anarchist group with the help of a poet he befriends, named Lucian Gregory. The taut adventure that ensues is part spy narrative, part dystopian novel and part Christian allegory. Chesterton's unconventional masterpiece has been described as one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges.

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries includes 24 stories featuring G. K. Chesterton's eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. These mysteries are the original source material for the current hit BBC TV show Father Brown starring Mark Williams. Chesterton's priest-sleuth was loosely based on Father John O'Connor, a parish priest in Bradford, who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922. By bringing murder and mayhem into the genteel setting of a village parish, Chesterton pioneered the `cozy' mystery genre which Agatha Christie and others would further develop in subsequent decades.

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries includes 24 stories featuring G. K. Chesterton's eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. These mysteries are the original source material for the current hit BBC TV show Father Brown starring Mark Williams.

Father Brown Short Stories

Father Brown Short Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2018

First published in 1908, G. K. Chesterton's "e;The Man Who Was Thursday"e; has been described as a metaphysical thriller. It is the story of Gabriel Syme, who is recruited by Scotland Yard as part of an anti-anarchist task force. When he meets Lucian Gregory, a poet and member of a secret society of anarchists, he gains access to the underground movement. The group is lead by a central council of seven men, each named for a day of the week. Gabriel convinces the local chapter to elect him to the vacant position of "e;Thursday"e; and he soon discovers that he is not the only one pretending to be something that he is not. What follows is one of the most absurd and clever plots to ever have been written, one in which Chesterton's wonderfully high-spirited prose carries the reader along in a boisterous rush. Arguably the author's finest work, certainly his most popular, "e;The Man Who Was Thursday"e; is a wild, mad, hilarious and profoundly moving tale that ultimately defies classification. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

G. K. Chesterton Collection (The Father Brown Stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Return of Don Quixote and many more!)

G. K. Chesterton Collection (The Father Brown Stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Return of Don Quixote and many more!)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2018

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegories-first carefully turning them inside out. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, "e;The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."e; Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "e;orthodox"e; Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "e;friendly enemy"e; said of him, "e;He was a man of colossal genius"e;.

Complete Father Brown Stories (A to Z Classics)

Complete Father Brown Stories (A to Z Classics)

Author: G. K. Chesterton, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

Content :- The Innocence of Father Brown- The Wisdom of Father Brown- The Donnington Affair- The Incredulity of Father Brown- The Secret of Father Brown- The Scandal of Father Brown- The Mask of Midas

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