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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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Father Brown Short Stories

Father Brown Short Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

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

Complete Father Brown Stories

Complete Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2018

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. - 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

Defendant

Defendant

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

G.K. Chesterton's collected essays on subjects ranging from detective stories and penny dreadfuls to heraldry and patriotism. The essays originally appeared in "e;The Speaker"e; but were edited and revised for republication.

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Reflections on life that are hilarious, touching, and sometimes even terrifying. Trifles? No. Chesterton goes deep even when he seems to have a light touch. Laugh at "e;What I Found in My Pocket"e; and "e;On Lying in Bed"e;, meditate on "e;A Piece of Chalk"e; and warm up to "e;The Dragon's Grandmother"e; and shiver at "e;The Diabolist."e;

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

A classic of Christian apologetics, the branch of Christian theology which seeks to offer reasoned defenses for Christianity against its objectors, G. K. Chesterton's "e;Orthodoxy"e; is one of the author's most enduring works. A self-described pagan and agnostic in his youth, Chesterton describes in this work how he came to believe in the importance of his own personal belief in Christianity. As he describes in his preface to the book, "e;It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It deals first with all the writer's own solitary and sincere speculations and then with all the startling style in which they were all suddenly satisfied by the Christian Theology."e; Meant as a companion to Chesterton's "e;Heretics"e; upon its first publication in 1908, this book makes the compelling argument that one needs faith to live happily in society. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Book-length collection of essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Book length collection of humorous essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Book-length study of the great playwright by a great novelist.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry

Miscellany of Men

Miscellany of Men

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of essays, including: THE SUFFRAGIST, THE POET AND THE CHEESE, THE THING, THE MAN WHO THINKS BACKWARDS, THE NAMELESS MAN, THE GARDENER AND THE GUINEA, THE VOTER AND THE TWO VOICES, THE MAD OFFICIAL, THE ENCHANTED MAN, THE SUN WORSHIPPER, THE WRONG INCENDIARY, THE FREE MAN, THE HYPOTHETICAL HOUSEHOLDER, THE PRIEST OF SPRING, THE REAL JOURNALIST, THE SENTIMENTAL SCOT, THE SECTARIAN OF SOCIETY, THE FOOL, THE CONSCRIPT AND THE CRISIS, THE MISER AND HIS FRIENDS, THE MYSTAGOGUE, THE RED REACTIONARY, THE SEPARATIST AND SACRED THINGS, THE MUMMER, THE ARISTOCRATIC 'ARRY,THE NEW THEOLOGIAN, THE ROMANTIC IN THE RAIN, THE FALSE PHOTOGRAPHER, THE SULTAN, THE ARCHITECT OF SPEARS, THE MAN ON TOP, THE OTHER KIND OF MAN,THE MEDIAEVAL VILLAIN, THE DIVINE DETECTIVE, THE ELF OF JAPAN, THE CHARTERED LIBERTINE, THE CONTENTED MAN, and THE ANGRY AUTHOR: HIS FAREWELL . According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e;

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of essays.Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy,On the Negative Spirit,On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small,Mr. Bernard Shaw,Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants,Christmas and the Esthetes,Omar and the Sacred Vine, The Mildness of the Yellow Press, The Moods of Mr. George Moore, On Sandals and Simplicity, Science and the Savages, Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson,Celts and Celtophiles,On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family,and On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set, On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity,On the Wit of Whistler, The Fallacy of the Young Nation,Slum Novelists and the Slums, and Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e;

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of essays. The Preface begins: "e;This book is meant to be a companion to "e;Heretics,"e; and to put the positive side in addition to the negative.Many critics complained of the book called "e;Heretics"e; because it merely criticised current philosophies without offering any alternative philosophy. This book is an attempt to answer the challenge.It is unavoidably affirmative and therefore unavoidably autobiographical.The writer has been driven back upon somewhat the same difficulty as that which beset Newman in writing his Apologia; he has been forced to be egotistical only in order to be sincere.While everything else may be different the motive in both cases is the same.It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e;

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Varied Types

Varied Types

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of essays (many of the essays from the collection "e;Twelve Types"e;, plus more). According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Defendant

Defendant

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of humorous essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Crimes of England

Crimes of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of humorous historical essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Alarms and Discursions

Alarms and Discursions

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of stories and essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 ?1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner. "e;

Trees of Pride

Trees of Pride

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of stories. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Victorian Age in Literature

Victorian Age in Literature

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Criticism and literary history by a great novelist and essayist.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Twelve Types

Twelve Types

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Collection of biographical essays, including CHARLOTTE BRONTE, WILLIAM MORRIS AND HIS SCHOOL, THE OPTIMISM OF BYRON, POPE AND THE ART OF SATIRE, FRANCIS, ROSTAND, CHARLES II, STEVENSON, THOMAS CARLYLE, TOLSTOY AND THE CULT OF SIMPLICITY, SAVONAROLA, and THE POSITION OF SIR WALTER SCOTT. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e;

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

History as seen by a famous novelist and essayist.The Introduction begins: "e;It will be very reasonably asked why I should consent, though upon a sort of challenge, to write even a popular essay in English history, who make no pretence to particular scholarship and am merely a member of the public. The answer is that I know just enough to know one thing: that a history from the standpoint of a member of the public has not been written. What we call the popular histories should rather be called the anti-popular histories. They are all, nearly without exception, written against the people; and in them the populace is either ignored or elaborately proved to have been wrong."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e;

Appetite of Tyranny

Appetite of Tyranny

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Long satiric essay.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Chesterton's Fiction Nine Books

Chesterton's Fiction Nine Books

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This book-collection file includes 10 books: The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e; As a Christian apologist he is widely admired throughout many religious denominations, as well as by many non-Christians[citation needed]. As a political thinker, he cast aspersions on both Liberalism 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;"e;

21 Books of Essays

21 Books of Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This book-collection file includes 19 non-fiction books by G.K. Chesterton: Alarms and Discursions, All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The Crimes of England, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, A Miscellany of Men, The New Jerusalem, Orthodoxy, Robert Browning, A Short History of England, Twelve Types, Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays, Varied Types, The Victorian Age in Literature, and What's Wrong with the World.It also includes the individual essays The Barbarism of Berlin and George Bernard Shaw.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e; As a Christian apologist he is widely admired throughout many religious denominations, as well as by many non-Christians[citation needed]. As a political thinker, he cast aspersions on both Liberalism 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;"e;

9 Books of Fiction and 21 Books of Essays

9 Books of Fiction and 21 Books of Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This book-collection file includes 29 books -- 10 books of fiction (The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown) and 19 collections of essays (All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The Crimes of England, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, A Miscellany of Men, The New Jerusalem, Orthodoxy, Alarms and Discursions, A Short History of England, Twelve Types, Utopia of Usurers and Other, Essays, Varied Types, The Victorian Age in Literature, and What's Wrong with the World). Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e; As a Christian apologist he is widely admired throughout many religious denominations, as well as by many non-Christians[citation needed]. As a political thinker, he cast aspersions on both Liberalism 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;"e;

New Jerusalem

New Jerusalem

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Travelogue and related essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 -1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e;[1] He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia, "e;The book has been referred to as a metaphysical thriller... Although it deals with anarchists, the novel is not an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist thought; Chesterton's ad hoc construction of "e;Philosophical Anarchism"e; is distinguished from ordinary anarchism and is referred to several times not so much as a rebellion against government but as a rebellion against Good... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction."e;

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of stories, first published early in the 20th century.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e; For example, Chesterton wrote "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of stories, first published early in the 20th century.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e; For example, Chesterton wrote "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published early in the 20th century.According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e; For example, Chesterton wrote "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic collection of essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Father Brown Novels

Father Brown Novels

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Innocence of Father Brown and The Wisdom of Father Brown. According to Wikipedia: "e;Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e; For example, Chesterton wrote "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Brief biography. According to Wikiipedia: "e;Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCMG GCIE PC (/E kE tE a nE r/; 24 June 1850 - 5 June 1916) was a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway through it... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "e;prince of paradox."e; He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "e;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."e;[2] He is one of the few Christian thinkers who are equally admired and quoted by both liberal and conservative Christians, and indeed by many non-Christians. Chesterton's own theological and political views were far too nuanced to fit comfortably under the "e;liberal"e; or "e;conservative"e; banner."e;

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy. The Man Who Knew Too Much is a collection of eight short mystery stories.

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. - 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

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2017

G. K. Chesterton, the "e;Prince of Paradox,"e; is at his witty best in this collection of twenty essays and articles from the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on "e;heretics"e; - those who pride themselves on their superiority to Christian views - Chesterton appraises prominent figures who fall into that category from the literary and art worlds. Luminaries such as Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, and James McNeill Whistler come under the author's scrutiny, where they meet with equal measures of his characteristic wisdom and good humor.

FATHER BROWN: Complete Series (All 53 Stories in One Volume)

FATHER BROWN: Complete Series (All 53 Stories in One Volume)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:The Innocence of Father Brown:The Blue CrossThe Secret GardenThe Queer FeetThe Flying StarsThe Invisible ManThe Honour of Israel GowThe Wrong ShapeThe Sins of Prince SaradineThe Hammer of GodThe Eye of ApolloThe Sign of the Broken SwordThe Three Tools of DeathThe Wisdom of Father Brown:The Absence of Mr GlassThe Paradise of ThievesThe Duel of Dr HirschThe Man in the PassageThe Mistake of the MachineThe Head of CaesarThe Purple WigThe Perishing of the PendragonsThe God of the GongsThe Salad of Colonel CrayThe Strange Crime of John BoulnoisThe Fairy Tale of Father BrownThe Incredulity of Father Brown:The Resurrection of Father BrownThe Arrow of HeavenThe Oracle of the DogThe Miracle of Moon CrescentThe Curse of the Golden CrossThe Dagger with WingsThe Doom of the DarnawaysThe Ghost of Gideon WiseThe Secret of Father Brown:The Secret of Father BrownThe Mirror of the MagistrateThe Man With Two BeardsThe Song of the Flying FishThe Actor and the AlibiThe Vanishing of VaudreyThe Worst Crime in the WorldThe Red Moon of MeruThe Chief Mourner of MarneThe Secret of FlambeauThe Scandal of Father Brown:The Scandal of Father BrownThe Quick OneThe Blast of the BookThe Green ManThe Pursuit of Mr BlueThe Crime of the CommunistThe Point of a PinThe Insoluble ProblemThe Vampire of the VillageUncollected Stories:The Donnington Affair... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Chesterton is best known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, but also for his reasoned apologetics.

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

First published in 1922 and filled with evocative portraits of pre-World War I society, these eight stories from the creator of the Father Brown mysteries recount the adventures of Horne Fisher, a socialite who uses his immense knowledge and powerful deductive gifts to investigate crimes committed on the sprawling country estates of the aristocracy-crimes that must, alas, go largely unpunished due to the greater harm that justice would unleash.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

The Man Who Was Thursday is one of G.K. Chestertons most well-known novels, a metaphysical thriller full of mystery, disguised identities and suspense.A member of Scotland Yards secret anti-anarchist police corps, Gabriel Syme infiltrates the local European anarchist council only to discover that the group is not what it presents itself to be. Acting as Thursday, one of the elite central council, Syme has access to the innermost secrets and goals of the organization, and, as he races to stop the president, Sunday, from unleashing anarchy in Europe, discovers to his surprise that he is not alone in his mission.

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2017

The Innocence of Father Brown is the first, and in many peoples view the best, collection of Chestertons much-loved Father Brown stories. Father Brown, the unassuming Roman Catholic Priest from East Anglia, has long been a favorite of detective story fans everywhere for his charming and disarming personality and his infallible ability to solve crimes by skillful intuitive methods.

G. K. Chesterton Collection

G. K. Chesterton Collection

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

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

Complete Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. - 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

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: 09/11/2017

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;.

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. - 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

Short History of England | The Pink Classics

Short History of England | The Pink Classics

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today. "e;But it is especially in the matter of the Middle Ages that the popular histories trample upon the popular traditions. In this respect there is an almost comic contrast between the general information provided about England in the last two or three centuries, in which its present industrial system was being built up, and the general information given about the preceding centuries, which we call broadly medieval."e; As this quotation taken from the Introduction clearly shows, he is no mere pedant reciting dry dates and locations, but a profound thinker flooding new light onto those modern "e;myths"e; that have filled our histories. He is a master of paradox, and the technique of reducing his opponents' arguments to the logical absurdity they have inherent in them. He often turns them upside down. All of which makes his work both a sound subject for reflection and highly entertaining all the while it remains permanently timely.

ABCs of the Christian Life The Ultimate Anthology of the Prince of Paradox

ABCs of the Christian Life The Ultimate Anthology of the Prince of Paradox

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Peter Kreeft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2017

Aside from C. S. Lewis, no other Christian writer of the twentieth century has had more influence on faith and understanding than the enigmatic, larger-than-life G. K. Chesterton. This anthology combines twenty-six of the most essential passages from his works-from A for asceticism to Z for Zion-offering an unprecedented roundup of Chesterton's ideas on the Christian life. Considers the questions: How might a Christian balance the feasts of saints with Christ's call to asceticism?, What is useful about holy foolishness and What's dangerous about comparative religion ? Chesterton, whose enduring legacy is as a Christian thinker and apologist, offers his thoughts on these topics and more in this unique anthology of his work. Chesterton converted to Catholicism midway through his career of writing some of his century's most important spiritual and theological works, including Orthodoxy, Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox, and Saint Francis of Assisi. He is known for having written many memorable sentences-he was a master of witty one-liners-but as this book demonstrates for the first time, Chesterton also penned some of the best long passages of Christian literature in the history of the faith.

Verteidigung des Unsinns, der Demut, des Schundromans und anderer miachteter Dinge

Verteidigung des Unsinns, der Demut, des Schundromans und anderer miachteter Dinge

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2017

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) war ein englischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. In seinen Romanen, Essays und Kurzgeschichten setzte sich Chesterton intensiv mit modernen Philosophien und Denkrichtungen auseinander. Bekannt sind seine oft gewagten Gedankensprnge und sein Zusammenbringen scheinbar unvereinbarer Ideen, oft mit berraschenden Ergebnissen. Inhalt:Verteidigung des SchundromansVerteidigung des UnsinnsVerteidigung der PlanetenVerteidigung der PosseVerteidigung der DemutVerteidigung unberlegter GelbdeVerteidigung von GerippenVerteidigung der ffentlichkeitVerteidigung von Porzellan-SchferinnenVerteidigung ntzlicher InformationVerteidigung der HeraldikVerteidigung hlicher DingeVerteidigung des SlangVerteidigung der KinderanbetungVerteidigung von DetektivgeschichtenVerteidigung des PatriotismusAus dem Buch:"e;Wenn wir dieser phantastischen Laune nachgeben wollten, wrde es schwerer halten, sich vorzustellen, durch welche entsetzliche Deutung oder welch wildes Bild des Weltalls diese erste Verfolgung heraufbeschworen ward, was fr eines berraschenden Gedankens Geheimnis unter den grausamen Steinen begraben liegt."e;

G. K. Chesterton: Krimis, Aufsatze, Romane und mehr

G. K. Chesterton: Krimis, Aufsatze, Romane und mehr

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2017

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) war ein englischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. In seinen Romanen, Essays und Kurzgeschichten setzte sich Chesterton intensiv mit modernen Philosophien und Denkrichtungen auseinander. Bekannt sind seine oft gewagten Gedankensprnge und sein Zusammenbringen scheinbar unvereinbarer Ideen, oft mit berraschenden Ergebnissen. Inhalt:Romane:Der Mann, der Donnerstag warMenschenskindErzhlungen:Das blaue KreuzDas HundeorakelDer geheime GartenIsrael Gows EhreDer UnsichtbareMigestaltetDie verdchtigen TritteDie SternschnuppenDie Snden des Prinzen SaradinDer Hammer GottesDas Zeichen des zerbrochenen SchwertesDie drei TodeswerkzeugeEin Pfeil vom HimmelDer geflgelte DolchDas Verhngnis der DarnawaysDas Wunder in der MondstraeDas goldene KreuzEssay:Verteidigung des Unsinns, der Demut, des Schundromans und anderer miachteter Dinge

Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2017

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.

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2017

This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chesterton's fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality, despite his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. He is a devout, educated and civilized clergyman, who is totally familiar with contemporary and secular thought and behavior. His character was thought to be based on Father John OConnor (1870 - 1952), a parish priest in Bradford, Yorkshire.

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur sleuth created in the early 20th century by English novelist G. K. Chesterton. Father Brown is featured in a series of 53 short stories where he solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. The character was loosely based by Chesterton on The Rt Rev. John Monsignor O'Connor (1870-1952), a parish priest in Bradford, who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922. Chesterton portrays Father Brown as a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes, a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. In "e;The Head of Caesar"e; he is "e;formerly priest of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London"e;. He makes his first appearance in the story "e;The Blue Cross"e; and continues to appear throughout forty-eight short stories in five volumes, with two more stories discovered and published posthumously, often assisted in his crime-solving by the reformed criminal M. Hercule Flambeau. Father Brown also appears in a third story - making a total of fifty-one - that did not appear in the five volumes published in Chesterton's lifetime, "e;The Donnington Affair"e;, which has a curious history. In the October 1914 issue of an obscure magazine, The Premier, Sir Max Pemberton published the first part of the story, then invited a number of detective story writers, including Chesterton, to use their talents to solve the mystery of the murder described. Chesterton and Father Brown's solution followed in the November issue. The story was first reprinted in the Chesterton Review (Winter), 1981, pp. 1-35 in the book Thirteen Detectives. Unlike the better-known fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown's methods tend to be intuitive rather than deductive. He explains his method in "e;The Secret of Father Brown"e;: "e;You see, I had murdered them all myself.... I had planned out each of the crimes very carefully.

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a book of detective stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton, published in 1922 by Cassell and Company in the United Kingdom, and Harper Brothers in the United States. The book contains eight connected short stories about "e;The Man Who Knew Too Much"e;, and additional unconnected stories featuring separate heroes/detectives. The United States edition contained one of these additional stories: "e;The Trees of Pride"e;, while the United Kingdom edition contained "e;Trees of Pride"e; and three more, shorter stories: "e;The Garden of Smoke"e;, "e;The Five of Swords"e; and "e;The Tower of Treason"e;. Horne Fisher, "e;The Man Who Knew Too Much"e;, is the main protagonist of the first eight stories. In the final story, "e;The Vengeance of the Statue"e;, Fisher notes: "e;The Prime Minister is my father's friend. The Foreign Minister married my sister. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is my first cousin."e; Because of these intimate relationships with the leading political figures in the land, Fisher knows too much about the private politics behind the public politics of the day. This knowledge is a burden to him in the eight stories, because he is able to uncover the injustices and corruptions of the murders in each story, but in most cases the real killer gets away with the killing because to bring him openly to justice would create a greater chaos: starting a war, reinciting Irish rebellions or removing public faith in the government.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Man Who Was Thursday is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book is sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller. In Edwardian era London, Gabriel Syme is recruited at Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist police corps. Lucian Gregory, an anarchistic poet, lives in the suburb of Saffron Park. Syme meets him at a party and they debate the meaning of poetry. Gregory argues that revolt is the basis of poetry. Syme demurs, insisting the essence of poetry is not revolution but law. He antagonises Gregory by asserting that the most poetical of human creations is the timetable for the London Underground. He suggests Gregory isn't really serious about anarchism, which so irritates Gregory that he takes Syme to an underground anarchist meeting place, revealing his public endorsement of anarchy is a ruse to make him seem harmless, when in fact he is an influential member of the local chapter of the European anarchist council. The central council consists of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a cover; the position of Thursday is about to be elected by Gregory's local chapter. Gregory expects to win the election but just before, Syme reveals to Gregory after an oath of secrecy, that he is a secret policeman. Fearful Syme may use his speech in evidence of a prosecution, Gregory's weakened words fail to convince the local chapter that he is sufficiently dangerous for the job. Syme makes a rousing anarchist speech and wins the vote. He is sent immediately as the chapter's delegate to the central council. In his efforts to thwart the council, Syme eventually discovers that the other five members are also undercover detectives; each was employed just as mysteriously and assigned to defeat the Council. They soon find out they were fighting each other and not real anarchists; such was the mastermind plan of their president, Sunday. In a surreal conclusion, Sunday is unmasked as only seeming to be terrible;

Father Brown: The Complete Collection [newly updated] (Golden Deer Classics) (The Greatest Fictional Characters of All Time)

Father Brown: The Complete Collection [newly updated] (Golden Deer Classics) (The Greatest Fictional Characters of All Time)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 11/05/2017

This book, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. - 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

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2017

The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "e;queer trade"e;, using the word "e;queer"e; in the sense of "e;peculiar"e;). To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of earning a living and the subsequent trade being the main source of income. The framing narrative by "e;Cherub"e; Swinburne describes his quest for The Club of Queer Trades with his friend Basil Grant, a retired judge, and Rupert Grant, a private detective who is Basil's younger brother. Each of the stories describes their encounter with one of the trades. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown: While investigating a case of assault brought by Major Brown, Rupert Grant, the private detective, and his brother Basil stumble upon the Adventure and Romance Agency, Limited, an agency that creates adventures for its clients. The story is notable for prefiguring the concept of the alternate reality game. The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation: Basil Grant investigates Wimpole, the great raconteur. The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit: "e;Cherub"e; Swinburne is asked to investigate the mysterious assault on the Vicar of Chuntsey. The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent: Basil Grant investigates the mystery of Lieutenant Keith, whose house, "e;The Elms"e;, Buxton Common, cannot be found. The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd: Basil Grant finds out why Professor Chadd insists on dancing. The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady: Rupert Grant rescues a lady from her kidnappers but cannot understand why she refuses to be rescued. The answer leads to the final unveiling of the mystery of The Club of Queer Trades.

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2017

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today. "e;But it is especially in the matter of the Middle Ages that the popular histories trample upon the popular traditions. In this respect there is an almost comic contrast between the general information provided about England in the last two or three centuries, in which its present industrial system was being built up, and the general information given about the preceding centuries, which we call broadly medieval."e;As this quotation taken from the Introduction clearly shows, he is no mere pedant reciting dry dates and locations, but a profound thinker flooding new light onto those modern "e;myths"e; that have filled our histories. He is a master of paradox, and the technique of reducing his opponents' arguments to the logical absurdity they have inherent in them. He often turns them upside down. All of which makes his work both a sound subject for reflection and highly entertaining all the while it remains permanently timely.

Father Brown: Collected Cases Classic Radio Crime

Father Brown: Collected Cases Classic Radio Crime

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/04/2017

Five full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of short stories by GK Chesterton, starring Leslie French as Father Brown and Willie Rushton as Chesterton. Short, shabby and unassuming, Roman Catholic priest Father Brown is an unlikely investigator. But his keen mind and understanding of human nature enable him to solve cases featuring a master criminal and a precious silver relic; a theft at an exclusive hotel; a strange tower and an even stranger story; black magic - and white magic; and a murdered judge. Created in 1910, Father Brown inhabited the pages of over fifty short stories before appearing in adaptations for film, radio, theatre and television, including his recent incarnation in the hit BBC TV series starring Mark Williams in the title role. The stories in this collection are The Blue Cross (08/05/1974); The Queer Feet (05/06/1974); The Perishing of the Pendragons (26/06/1974); The Dagger with Wings (10/07/1974) and The Mirror of the Magistrate (31/07/1974). Leslie French stars as Father Brown, with Willie Rushton as GK Chesterton and Francis de Wolff as Flambeau. Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation! Duration: 3 hours 45 mins approx.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Jon Elsby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2017

El padre Brown

El padre Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2017

El conjunto de los relatos del padre Brown, escrito a lo largo de mas de veinte anos, constituye quiza la obra mas popular de Chesterton. El simpatico cura-detective que los protagoniza resuelve en ellos, armado unicamente con su paraguas, su inocencia y su sabiduria, intrincados casos gracias a un conocimiento sencillo a la par que profundo de la naturaleza humana. Frente a la destruccin sistemtica de la razn, propia del escepticismo y el relativismo de la Europa de inicios del siglo XX, Chesterton crea este singular personaje --basado en su amigo el sacerdote irlands John O'Connor y que es ya parte del imaginario de la cultura inglesa junto a otras figuras detectivescas como Sherlock Holmes o Hercules Poirot-- para mostrar que slo una mirada sincera y que reconozca el misterio que la realidad encierra es capaz de salvaguardar la razn. Adems de los cinco relatos ampliamente conocidos, el presente volumen incluye otros tres que no aparecieron en las ediciones originales: El caso Donnington, publicado en The Premier Magazine, La vampiresa del pueblo, aparecido en Strand Magazine y probablemente el primer relato de una nueva coleccin, y La mscara de Midas, texto en el que Chesterton estaba trabajando cuando le sobrevino su enfermedad final en 1936.

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2016

In 1904, Great Britain was at the height of its prosperity; but G. K. Chesterton saw the drudgery of capitalism and bureaucracy eating away at the eccentricity and spontaneity of the human spirit. In The Napoleon of Notting Hill, his first novel, Chesterton creates a witty satire of staid government, set in a London of the future. Auberon Quinn, a common clerk who looks like a cross between a baby and an owl and is often seen standing on his head, is one day told that he has been randomly selected to be His Majesty the King. He decides to turn London into a medieval carnival for his own amusement-with delightful results.

Appetite of Tyranny

Appetite of Tyranny

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul's, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. This short writing deals with the European national and political dynamics before WWI. (Excerpt from Goodreads)

Everlasting Man

Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2016

Here is the book that converted C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H. G. Wells' Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual journey, and this book illustrates the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilization. A book for both mind and spirit.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2016

G. K. Chesterton's classic novella tackles anarchy, social order, God, peace, war, religion, human nature, and a few dozen other weighty concepts. And somehow he manages to blend all of it together into a delightful satire, full of tongue-in-cheek commentary that is still relevant today. As the book opens, Gabriel Symes is debating with a soapbox anarchist. The two men impress each other enough that the anarchist introduces Symes to a seven-man council of anarchists, all named after days of the week. Soon they elect Symes their newest member-Thursday. But they don't know he's also been recruited by an anti-anarchist organization. And soon Symes finds out that he's not the only person on the council who is not what he seems. There are other spies and double-agents, all working for the same cause. But who-and what-is the jovial, powerful Mr. Sunday, the head of the organization?

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2016

First published in 1914, The Wisdom of Father Brown is the second of G. K. Chesterton's mystery anthologies featuring his eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. There are twelve Father Brown mysteries in this collection: The Absence of Mr Glass, The Paradise of Thieves, The Duel of Dr Hirsch, The Man in the Passage, The Mistake of the Machine, The Head of Caesar, The Purple Wig, The Perishing of the Pendragons, The God of the Gongs, The Salad of Colonel Cray, The Strange Crime of John Boulnois and The Fairy Tale of Father Brown.

The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2016

First published in 1911, The Innocence of Father Brown is the first of G. K. Chesterton's mystery anthologies featuring his eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. There are twelve Father Brown mysteries in this collection:The Blue Cross, The Secret Garden, The Queer Feet, The Flying Stars, The Invisible Man, The Honour of Israel Gow, The Wrong Shape, The Sins of Prince Saradine, The Hammer of God, The Eye of Apollo, The Sign of the Broken Sword and The Three Tools of Death.

Orthodoxy.

Orthodoxy.

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2016

When Theology Butted Up Against the Real World Orthodoxy (1908) is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, Heretics, writing it expressly in response to G.S. Street's criticism of the earlier work, that he was not going to bother about his theology until I had really stated mine . In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. In it, Chesterton presents an original view of Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural human needs, the answer to a riddle in his own words, and not simply as an arbitrary truth received from somewhere outside the boundaries of human experience. Chesterton chose the title, Orthodoxy, to focus instead on the plainness of the Apostles' Creed, though he admitted the general sound of the title was a thinnish sort of thing .

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2016

'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.

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2016

'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.

Miscellany of Poems by G. K. Chesterton

Miscellany of Poems by G. K. Chesterton

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1915. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

New Jerusalem

New Jerusalem

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1920. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Divorce vs. Democracy

Divorce vs. Democracy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1916. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1922. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1905. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1911. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1917. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Alarms and Discursions

Alarms and Discursions

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1911. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1910. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Irish Impressions

Irish Impressions

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1919. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Crimes of England

Crimes of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1915. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Defendant

Defendant

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1901. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Greybeards at Play

Greybeards at Play

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1900. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Magic - A Fantastic Comedy in a Prelude and Three Acts

Magic - A Fantastic Comedy in a Prelude and Three Acts

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1913. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1909. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1917. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Twelve Types

Twelve Types

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1902. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1908. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Letters to an Old Garibaldian

Letters to an Old Garibaldian

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1915. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Varied Types

Varied Types

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1908. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Appetite of Tyranny

Appetite of Tyranny

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1915. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Trees of Pride

Trees of Pride

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1922. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Wild Knight and Other Poems

Wild Knight and Other Poems

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1900. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Victorian Age in Literature

Victorian Age in Literature

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1913. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Miscellany of Men

Miscellany of Men

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1912. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Robert Browning

Robert Browning

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Barbarism of Berlin

Barbarism of Berlin

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Greybeards at Play: Literature and Art for Old Gentlemen

Greybeards at Play: Literature and Art for Old Gentlemen

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Trees of Pride

Trees of Pride

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Miscellany of Men

Miscellany of Men

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Barbarism of Berlin

Barbarism of Berlin

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Victorian Age in Literature

Victorian Age in Literature

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Robert Browning

Robert Browning

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Poems

Poems

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Magic: A Fantastic Comedy

Magic: A Fantastic Comedy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Wine, Water, and Song

Wine, Water, and Song

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Defendant

Defendant

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2016

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2016

Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. This acclaimed biography of Saint Francis examines the life of a pure artist, a man "e;whose whole life was a poem."e; Here is the Saint Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, and who invented the creche. Yet Francis also acknowledged the mystic responsibility to communicate his divine experience. Chesterton examines the existence of the pure eccentric and the devout mystic in one man, offering an understanding of Saint Francis in both body and soul.It has been said that G. K. Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922 because "e;only the Roman Church could have produced a Saint Francis of Assisi."e; This biography, published shortly after Chesterton's conversion, is universally considered the best appreciation of Francis' life, one that gets to the heart of the matter.

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2015

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2015

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Horne Fisher is "e;The Man Who Knew Too Much"e; in these eight stories. In the final story, "e;The Vengeance of the Statue"e;, Fisher notes: "e;The Prime Minister is my father's friend. The Foreign Minister married my sister. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is my first cousin."e; Because of these intimate relationships with the leading political figures in the land, Fisher knows too much about the private politics behind the public politics of the day. This knowledge is a burden to him in the eight stories, because he is able to uncover the injustices and corruptions of the murders in each story, but in most cases the real killer gets away with the killing because to bring him openly to justice would create a greater chaos: starting a war, inciting Irish rebellions or removing public faith in the government... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Barbarism of Berlin

Barbarism of Berlin

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,(29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an eng writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e; G.K. Chesterton's The Barbarism of Berlin is a lengthy essay defending the decision by the U.K. to join World War I and fight the Central Powers, gery in particular. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Crimes of England

Crimes of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,(29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an eng writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox."e; Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "e;Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."e; G.K. Chesterton's "e;The Crimes of England"e; is his response to the Great War in which he holds his own nation to account - a move which might be considered risky. Except, of course, that most of the crimes he details turn out to be England's past alliances with and sympathies towards gery in general and Prussia in particular. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/12/2015

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/12/2015

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2015

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2015

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer often referred to as "e;the prince of paradox."e; Chesterton wrote on a variety of different subjects including mystery fiction, religion, and literary critiques. Chesterton is best known for creating the priest-detective Father Brown and the popular book Orthodoxy.

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2015

Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish highlander and a devout Roman Catholic. James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Lowlander and a devout but naive atheist. The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop's window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus. When MacIan challenges Turnbull to a duel to the death, Turnbull is overjoyed. For twenty years no one had paid the slightest attention to his Bible bashing. Now at last someone is taking him seriously!

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

"e;You call him a Dumb Ox; I tell you that the Dumb Ox will bellow so loud that his bellowing will fill the world."e;-Albertus MagnusDubbed the "e;Dumb Ox"e; by his classmates for his shyness, Saint Thomas Aquinas proved to be possessed of the rarest brilliance, justifying the faith of his teacher, Albertus Magnus, and sparking a revolution in Christian thought. Chesterton's unsurpassed examination of Aquinas' thinking makes his philosophy accessible to listeners of any generation.Etienne Gilson, the twentieth century's foremost authority on Aquinas, has said of this work, "e;I consider it as being without possible exception the best book ever written on Saint Thomas. Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement."e;

Everlasting Man

Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

Highly influential in C. S. Lewis' conversion from atheism to Christianity, The Everlasting Man continues to inspire new generations of readers.Considered by many to be Chesterton's greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling mankind's story from the very beginning, he shows how all human desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ's church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it apart.One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, The Everlasting Man offers a commanding perspective of world history and aims to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

A member of Scotland Yards secret anti-anarchist police corps, Gabriel Syme infiltrates the local European anarchist council only to discover that the group is not what it presents itself to be. Acting as Thursday, one of the elite central council, Syme has access to the innermost secrets and goals of the organization, and, as he races to stop the president, Sunday, from unleashing anarchy in Europe, discovers to his surprise that he is not alone in his mission.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Clerical detective Father Brown is introduced for the first time in this collection of twelve stories. From catching international criminals to simpler wrongdoings, and saving lost souls along the way, Father Brown will stop at nothing to solve each and every crime.The Innocence of Father Brown is followed by The Wisdom of Father Brown, The Incredulity of Father Brown, The Secret of Father Brown, and The Scandal of Father Brown.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Clerical detective Father Brown encounters mysteries that force him to put his deductive abilities to the test in this collection of twelve short stories. From correcting the deductions of a famous consulting detective to acquitting a man falsely accused of murder, Father Brown is unwavering in his commitment to solve each and every crime.The Wisdom of Father Brown is the second installment of G.K. Chestertons popular detective series.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Secret of Father Brown

Secret of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Clerical detective Father Brown encounters mysteries that force him to put his deductive abilities to the test in this collection of eight short stories. From solving a murder that occurred at a theatre during the staging of a play to investigating the history of his nieces fianc, Father Brown is unwavering in his commitment to solve each and every crime.The Secret of Father Brown is the second installment of G.K. Chestertons popular detective series.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Victorian Age in Literature

Victorian Age in Literature

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

A fascinating survey of Victorian literature from one of England's greatest minds Dishing out his signature brand of harsh wit, G. K. Chesterton casts a critical eye on the poets and novelists that defined the Victorian age in English literature. ';Her imagination was sometimes superhumanalways inhuman,' he writes of Emily Bront. ';Wuthering Heights might have been written by an eagle.' Ranging from sharp denunciation to genuine admiration, Chesterton critiques the works of Tennyson, Ruskin, Eliot, Byron, and Shelley, among many others. He explores the influence of religion on the world of art and expounds upon the gridlock he believes to be permeating England in the early twentieth century. Conversational in style but exacting in its commentary, The Victorian Age in Literature is an indispensable account of this influential era in literary history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

This audacious allegory transforms the old rule about judging a book by its cover into entertainment of the highest order A wind sprang high in the west, like a wave of unreasonable happiness, and tore eastward across England, trailing with it the frosty scent of forests and the cold intoxication of the sea. Seeking shelter from a storm of biblical proportions, a mysterious new tenant by the name of Innocent Smith arrives on the doorsteps of Beacon House. Eccentric, spry, and eager to make new friends, Innocent turns the culture of this ho-hum London boarding establishment upside down. But the fun and games come to an abrupt end when word arrives that the new lodger is wanted on charges of burglary, polygamy, desertion of a spouse, and murder. Only a jury of his peers can determine if Innocent is as guilty as he appears. Written in upbeat and lighthearted prose, this charming novel of life, salvation, and the human predicament captures G. K. Chesterton at his finest. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

The thrilling allegorical novel from the author of The Man Who Was Thursday and the Father Brown Stories First serialized in the Commonwealth, G. K. Chesterton's fantastical third novel opens with a debate between Professor Lucifer and Brother Michael as they soar across the sky above London. Part farce, part theological exploration, The Ball and the Cross soon settles on the story of another pair of contraries. When differences of opinion lead an atheist and a devout Roman Catholic to plan a duel to the death, fate intervenes and propels the two men toward deeper understanding. Widely considered to be one of Chesterton's most accessible and substantive works, The Ball and the Cross was commended by Pope John Paul I for the profound truths it reveals. Readers for over a hundred years have marveled at the brilliance of this exhilarating tale about belief, nonbelief, and our collective search for the truth. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Defendant

Defendant

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

G. K. Chesterton's hilarious defense... of just about anything In this hodgepodge of early musings, a young G. K. Chesterton operates under the conceit that many objects in the human purviewranging from the humdrum and mundane to the outright ridiculouscould use the advocacy of a good apologist every once in a while. This lively book, filled with essays from Chesterton's days as a budding journalist for the Speaker, vindicates everything from skeletons to detective stories, from patriotism to penny dreadfuls. An ardent defender of the indefensible, Chesterton earns his reputation as the ';prince of paradox' in The Defendant and reminds us why he is often regarded as one of the greatest moral thinkers of his age. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

A unique and accessible history of England from one of the country's preeminent thinkers Published in 1917, A Short History of England is a ';popular book of history' told through the layman's eyes. G. K. Chesterton takes the reader on brisk, casual strolls through the annals of Anglo-Saxon history by discussing key topics and periods, including ';The Defeat of the Barbarians,' ';The Problem of the Plantagenets,' and ';Nationality and the French Wars,' in clear and insightful prose. A fascinating collection of short pieces that bring the past to stimulating life, A Short History of England is a testament to the unique qualities that, according to George Bernard Shaw, made Chesterton ';at once the most concise and the fullest historian this distressful country has yet found.' This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

G. K. Chesterton's highly influential treatise on one of the most controversial topics of the early twentieth century When G. K. Chesterton first published Eugenics and Other Evils in 1922, he seemed to be the lone voice of reason against the fashionable concept of selectively breeding a population for ';desirable' traits. Though later generations came to associate eugenics with the horrors of the Third Reich, worldwide support for the philosophy was at an all-time high when Chesterton penned this brave and prophetic work. His unique combination of somber analysis and coruscating wit produces an argument too persuasive to ignore.Eugenics and Other Evils showcases Chesterton at the height of his rhetorical powers. His discussion of capitalism, socialism, and the concerns that guide our moral decisions is as pertinent today as the day it was penned. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

An enduring portrait of America's virtues and vices as seen by one of England's greatest thinkers After losing his brother in the Great War, a troubled and depressed G. K. Chesterton accepts an invitation to join a lecture tour that will take him across the United States for the first time. Part travelogue, part exploration of the American experiment, What I Saw in America begins with a man of letters trying to reconcile his faith with the atrocities and moral dilemmas of war and expands into an illuminating consideration of the limitations of capitalism, the concept of American exceptionalism, and the future of the democratic system. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

Part comedy, part adventure, part social commentary, this astonishing tale of tomorrow explores the essence of human nature Published in 1904, G. K. Chesterton's debut novel is set eighty years in the future. Technology and social mores remain the same, but the England of 1984 boasts a government in which ineffectual kings are selected at random from an otherwise apathetic populace that has ';lost faith in revolutions.' The political system hits a snag when Auberon Quin is selected as the next monarch. More joker than potentate, Quin amuses himself by installing a series of laws and bizarre customs that inflate civic pomp and circumstance to laughable proportions. These policies inevitably put Quin, a leader who does not believes in any of his dictums, on a collision course with his most earnest supporter: Adam Wayne, otherwise known as the Napoleon of Notting Hill. A favorite among scholars and critics, The Napoleon of Notting Hill showcases the eclectic wit and unorthodox intellect that established Chesterton as one of the twentieth century's most influential and far-reaching thinkers. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

An entertaining collection drawn from G. K. Chesterton's early years as a newspaper columnist This compilation of ';fleeting sketches,' written by G. K. Chesterton while he was a columnist for the Daily News, contains the humor, foresight, and intellectual curiosity that quickly made the young writer a household name throughout London. A tribute to the playfulness of Chesterton's spirit, Tremendous Trifles contains such gems as ';An Accident,' in which the author crashes an omnibus into a hansom cab, and ';The Advantages of Having One Leg,' a charmingly thorough investigation of optimism and pessimism. Fans of Chesterton's most famous worksfrom the Father Brown Stories to Heretics and Orthodoxywill delight in the cleverness and invigorating wit of Tremendous Trifles. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

The opening salvo in G. K. Chesterton's war against vagueness, affectation, and group think in life and art Part literary criticism, part jeremiad, and part metaphysical inquiry, Heretics is G. K. Chesterton's groundbreaking attempt to cull the values, belief systems, and moral peccadilloes of his day. The twenty articles and essays included in this seminal work shed a brilliant light on the most profound mysteries of human nature. From the works of H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, and Rudyard Kipling to ';The Fallacy of the Young Nation' and ';The Mildness of the Yellow Press,' Chesterton casts a critical eye on the prevailing attitudes of the early twentieth century. He is at the height of his lucidity and sardonic power in Heretics, formulating a highly influential worldview that he would continue to develop in the acclaimed companion volume, Orthodoxy. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

An enduring collection of moral and social commentary from one of the twentieth century's most original thinkers This groundbreaking work epitomizes why G. K. Chesterton is considered one of the pithiest and most versatile philosophers of his era. An anthology of his early writings, What's Wrong with the World takes on such thorny subjects as public education, jingoism, feminism, imperialism, politics, and the modern family. Chesterton's humor and intellectual verve are on full display, making these incisive essays as applicable in their exploration of ethics and the human heart today as when they were penned over a hundred years ago. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

A rousing ballad based on the true story of legendary Saxon king Alfred the Great In the dark times before a unified England, warring tribes roved and sparred for territory across the British Isles. The Ballad of the White Horse records the deeds and military accomplishments of Alfred the Great as he defeats the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun. Published in 1911, this poem follows the battlefrom the gathering of the chiefs to the last war crywith a care to rhythm, sound, and language that makes it a magnificent work of art as well as a vital piece of English history. A significant influence on the structure of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Ballad of the White Horse transforms the thrilling exploits of a courageous leader into an inspirational Christian allegory. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Incredulity of Father Brown

Incredulity of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

While travelling the world, clerical detective Father Brown continues to put his deductive abilities to the test in this collection of eight short stories. From solving his own murder to unravelling the truth behind killings linked to a mystical "e;Coptic cup, Father Brown is unwavering in his commitment to solve each and every crime.The Incredulity of Father Brown is the third installment of G.K. Chestertons popular detective series.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Scandal of Father Brown

Scandal of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2015

In the nine stories in this charming and humorous collection, clerical detective Father Brown finds his skills put to the test, and becomes embroiled in a scandal of his own. From a murdered millionaire to a drowned admiral to an aged man who ends up poisoned, Father Brown confronts all manner of human nature, from passion to superstition, and unravels the truth every time.The Scandal of Father Brown is the fifth and final installment of G.K. Chestertons popular detective series.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Delphi Works of G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated)

Delphi Works of G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

One of the greatest writers of his time, G. K. Chesterton's short stories, novels, poetry and essays demonstrate his unparalleled versatility in literature. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete works possible in the US, as well as the usual Delphi bonus texts.Features:* concise introductions to the novels and other works* Father Brown stories, with special index* the original Father Brown illustrations* five novels, with contents tables* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts* short story and poetry collections, with contents tables* special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry - find that special poem quickly and easily!* features 25 non-fiction books, each with contents tables* unique uncollected essays section, with rare articles by the great essayist* boasts a special criticism section, with four works examining Chesterton's contribution to literature, including Patrick Braybrooke's seminal work GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON* many images relating to Chesterton's life, works, places and film adaptations* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Chesterton's immense oeuvrePlease note: due to US copyright restrictions many of Chesterton's later works are not available. As soon as more texts become available, they will be added as free updates for customers who have already purchased this eBook. To browse our range of other titles, please visit www.delphiclassics.com.CONTENTS:Father Brown StoriesTHE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWNTHE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWNUNCOLLECTED FATHER BROWN STORIESIndex of Father Brown StoriesThe NovelsTHE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLTHE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAYTHE BALL AND THE CROSSMANALIVETHE FLYING INNShort Story CollectionsTHE CLUB OF QUEER TRADESTHE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH AND OTHER STORIESUNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIESThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PlaysMAGICTHE TURKEY AND THE TURKThe Poetry CollectionsGREYBEARDS AT PLAYTHE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMSTHE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSEThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe Non-FictionTHE DEFENDANTROBERT BROWNINGTWELVE TYPESHERETICSVARIED TYPESCHARLES DICKENSALL THINGS CONSIDEREDTREMENDOUS TRIFLESORTHODOXYWHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WORLDGEORGE BERNARD SHAWAPPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENSALARMS AND DISCURSIONSA MISCELLANY OF MENTHE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURETHE APPETITE OF TYRANNYTHE CRIMES OF ENGLANDLORD KITCHENERUTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYSA SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLANDIRISH IMPRESSIONSTHE SUPERSTITION OF DIVORCETHE NEW JERUSALEMWHAT I SAW IN AMERICAEUGENICS AND OTHER EVILSUNCOLLECTED ESSAYSThe CriticismMR. G.K. CHESTERTON AND MR. HILAIRE BELLOC by Robert LyndG. K. CHESTERTON, A CRITICAL STUDY by Julius WestMR. G.K. CHESTERTON'S POINT OF VIEW by John KelmanGILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Patrick Braybrooke

La taberna errante

La taberna errante

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2015

A lo largo de estas paginas, un par de proscritos hacen rodar por toda Inglaterra, huyendo de la justicia, el ultimo barril de ron de la isla despues de que un decreto gubernamental haya ordenado el cierre de todas las tabernas en nombre del ecumenismo y el entendimiento entre culturas. Alli donde los fugitivos se detienen y abren la espita del barril, enseguida cristaliza una sociedad en miniatura, como una perla alrededor de un grano de arena. La gran carcajada que truena juguetona en La taberna errante es la manera de G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), el descomunal escritor ingles, de identificar y conjurar una amenaza. Chesterton, autor de El hombre que fue Jueves o El Napoleon de Notting Hill, siempre se defendio a risotadas, porque le hacia mucha gracia no ser Dios y tener que conformarse con ridiculizar los errores y disparates de sus enemigos. Y qu terrible peligro revela, pues, la irresistible comicidad de esta novela de dignos borrachines vagabundos? El Islam? La abstinencia? El arte abstracto? Desde luego, La taberna errante es un formidable, hilarante alegato contra el vegetarianismo y la abstinencia, lo que ya es desafiante en un mundo monstruosamente higinico en el que los asesinos de masas se preocupan por su silueta y el negocio farmacutico amarga y abrevia la vida de los otrora risueos, saludables y respetables barrigones. Pero el asunto es todava ms serio. Cuando Chesterton defiende el ron, defiende en realidad las tabernas, y cuando defiende las tabernas, defiende en realidad algo mucho ms universal y razonable que el ecumenismo y el entendimiento entre culturas: defiende la sociabilidad. El ecumenismo separa a los hombres; las tabernas son los lugares comunes donde se encuentran. La taberna errante narra este conflicto "e;civilizacional"e; -como est en boga decir hoy- entre una cultura de vnculos y una cultura de msticos, entre la raza de los racimos y la raza de las esferas.

Well and the Shallows

Well and the Shallows

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. 'The Well and the Shallows' is one of Chesterton's works of fiction. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

William Cobbett

William Cobbett

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

This early biography is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Chesterton provides a detailed and meticulous biography of the English farmer and journalist who lived between 1763 and 1835. This book is a fascinating read for any social or political historian. Contents: The Revival of Cobbett; A Self-Made Man; The Tragedy of the Patriot; Revolution and the Bones of Paine; The Amateur Historian; The Rural Rider; Last Days and Death. 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.

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

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.

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

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.

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

G. K. Chesterton's masterful mystery features men who earn their livings in the most peculiar ways The Club of Queer Trades is an incredibly exclusive society that comes with a specific conceit for entry: Its members must have a talent that is extremely unusual and use that skill to earn a living. For judge Basil Grant, the club is also a mystery that he must solve. Basil first learns of the group when his brother tells him about an army major who believes that this strange band of men is plotting to kill him. To get to the bottom of the threats against the major, Basil must track down each member of the organization one enigma at a time. Along the way, he crosses paths with a real estate agent who specializes in tree houses, a business that creates great adventures for its clients, and many other strange entities. In The Club of Queer Trades, Chesterton has created a loving parody that is sure to delight any fan of Victorian mysteries. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

G. K. Chesterton's beloved collection proves that some mysteries aren't meant to be solved Horne Fisher is a skilled detective who always finds his man, but every solution comes with a catch: Exposing the crime will make things worse. Fisher's greatest strength isn't his Holmesian ability to deduce, but his knowledge of the dirty secrets of the ruling class, how the rich and powerful manipulate the government and bend the law to their wills. In this collection, Fisher uses his special skill to get to the bottom of mysteries as diverse as the disappearance of a valuable coin, the framing of an Irish prince, and the death of his own uncle from a falling statue. The Man Who Knew Too Much is a shining example of author G. K. Chesterton's prodigious wit and prescient observation. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2015

In this brilliant reflection on the poor friar of Assisi, G. K. Chesterton unfolds the life and times of St. Francis, from his conversion as a young man to his receiving of the stigmata at the end of his life. In Chesterton's colorful prose, St. Francis shines with the splendor of sanctity.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This volume contains G. K. Chesterton's 1908 book, "e;Orthodoxy"e;. Chesterton viewed this book as a companion to his other work, "e;Heretics"e;, and it has become a seminal text in Christian apologetics. According to Chesterton, this book's purpose is to 'attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it.' The chapters of this book include: "e;The Maniac"e;, "e;The Suicide of Thought"e;, "e;The Ethics of Elfland"e;, "e;The Flag of the World"e;, "e;The Paradoxes of Christianity"e;, "e;The Eternal Revolution"e;, "e;The Romance of Orthodoxy"e;, "e;Authority and the Adventurer"e;, etcetera. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, theologian, critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Alarms and Discursions

Alarms and Discursions

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This volume contains a collection of essays written by G. K. Chesterton. These essays were originally published in the 'Daily News', and cover a range of topics ranging from Gargoyles to strolls around Marble Arch. The essays contained herein include: "e;The Surrender of a Cockney"e;, "e;The Nightmare"e;, "e;The Telegraph Poles"e;, "e;A Drama of Dolls"e;, "e;The Men and His Newspaper"e;, "e;The Appetite of Earth"e;, "e;Simmons and the Social Tie"e;, "e;Cheese"e;, "e;The Red Town"e;, "e;The Furrows"e;, and many more. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, theologian, and biographer. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Appetite of Tyranny - Including Letters to an Old Garibaldian

Appetite of Tyranny - Including Letters to an Old Garibaldian

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This antiquarian volume contains a fascinating exploration of European politics prior to, during, and after the First World War. This insightful and masterfully written book is full of interesting information and clever observations, and it will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, the First Wold War, or European politics. The chapters of this book include: "e;The Facts of the Case"e;, "e;The War on the Word"e;, "e;The Refusal of Reciprocity"e;, "e;The Scope of Folly"e;, and "e;Letters to an Old Garibaldian"e;. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

G. K. Chesterton meditates on the value of the Christian faith to society in this celebrated essay Inspired by a friend to examine his personal philosophy on religion, G. K. Chesterton walks readers through his conversion to Christianity, which was based on a rational consideration of fact.Orthodoxyconsiders the logical and scholarly arguments in favor of the Christian faith and presents an impassioned argument for the church as a positive, liberal organization. One of the strongest apologias ever written, it is a critical triumph from a renowned author, poet, journalist, and philosopher, whose own spiritual journey provides the foundation for this fascinating treatise on religious belief. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Magic

Magic

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

In his very first attempt at playwriting, British author G.K. Chesterton knocked it out of the proverbial ballpark with Magic, a drawing-room comedy in which a diverse group of friends and family members gather together to enjoy the entertainment provided by an amateur magician. What ensues is a philosophical free-for-all during which virtually every "e;ism"e; under the sun is mercilessly skewered.

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

Some critics and fans regard this short comic novel as one of the most accomplished -- and underrated -- of G. K. Chesterton's works. A windy storm hits London and blows in "e;holy fool"e; Innocent Brown, one of the most interesting and memorable literary characters of the twentieth century. On the first day of his arrival, he creates happiness and fortuitous outcomes for all of those around him. But soon afterwards, it's revealed that he's a scoundrel and a crook.

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

Some critics and fans regard this short comic novel as one of the most accomplished -- and underrated -- of G. K. Chesterton's works. A windy storm hits London and blows in "e;holy fool"e; Innocent Brown, one of the most interesting and memorable literary characters of the twentieth century. On the first day of his arrival, he creates happiness and fortuitous outcomes for all of those around him. But soon afterwards, it's revealed that he's a scoundrel and a crook.

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

British polymath, philosopher and poet G.K. Chesterton takes on capitalism in this wide-ranging collection of essays. Approaching the subject from a moral perspective tinged with Christian ethics, Chesterton presents an array of powerful arguments that are surprisingly fresh, a century after the book's initial publication.

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

British polymath, philosopher and poet G.K. Chesterton takes on capitalism in this wide-ranging collection of essays. Approaching the subject from a moral perspective tinged with Christian ethics, Chesterton presents an array of powerful arguments that are surprisingly fresh, a century after the book's initial publication.

Magic

Magic

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

In his very first attempt at playwriting, British author G.K. Chesterton knocked it out of the proverbial ballpark with Magic, a drawing-room comedy in which a diverse group of friends and family members gather together to enjoy the entertainment provided by an amateur magician. What ensues is a philosophical free-for-all during which virtually every "e;ism"e; under the sun is mercilessly skewered.

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

When the concept of eugenics -- the practice of selecting for desirable traits in the larger population by encouraging gifted and/or attractive people to breed -- began to take hold in the early twentieth century, British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton took a stance contrary to that of many intellectuals of the period and denounced it as evil in this bold, engaging series of essays.

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

When the concept of eugenics -- the practice of selecting for desirable traits in the larger population by encouraging gifted and/or attractive people to breed -- began to take hold in the early twentieth century, British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton took a stance contrary to that of many intellectuals of the period and denounced it as evil in this bold, engaging series of essays.

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

British writer G.K. Chesterton was an irrepressible jack-of-all-trades when it came to literature, producing popular works in virtually every genre. The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem detailing the triumphs and travails of Saxon King Alfred the Great. It is said that Chesterton spent more time on this poem than any other work, and some critics regard it as his finest poetic accomplishment.

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

British writer G.K. Chesterton was an irrepressible jack-of-all-trades when it came to literature, producing popular works in virtually every genre. The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem detailing the triumphs and travails of Saxon King Alfred the Great. It is said that Chesterton spent more time on this poem than any other work, and some critics regard it as his finest poetic accomplishment.

Father Brown (Gesammelte Krimis)

Father Brown (Gesammelte Krimis)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2015

Dieses eBook: "e;Father Brown (Gesammelte Krimis)"e; ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfaltig korrekturgelesen. Father Brown ist ein Geistlicher, der mit psychologischem Einfhlungsvermgen und durch logische Schlsse auch die scheinbar mysterisesten Kriminalflle lst. Im Gegensatz zu anderen bekannten Romanhelden wie Sherlock Holmes und Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot steht bei Brown nicht so sehr die uere Logik des Tatherganges, sondern die innere Logik und Motivation des Tters im Vordergrund. Brown ist ein englischer katholischer Pfarrer, der als Hobby Kriminalflle lst. Dies gelingt ihm, indem er sich in den Tter hineinversetzt, dabei das Verbrechen selbst begeht, wie er sagt. Dabei ist er aber weniger daran interessiert, Verbrecher der irdischen Gerechtigkeit auszuliefern, sondern er will sie zu Gott fhren; eine freiwillige Beichte des Tters gengt ihm. Dabei spielt es fr ihn keine Rolle, welches Amt diese Person bekleidet. Inhalt:Das blaue KreuzDas HundeorakelDer geheime GartenIsrael Gows EhreDer UnsichtbareMigestaltetDie verdchtigen TritteDie SternschnuppenDie Snden des Prinzen SaradinDer Hammer GottesDas Zeichen des zerbrochenen SchwertesDie drei TodeswerkzeugeEin Pfeil vom HimmelDer geflgelte DolchDas Verhngnis der DarnawaysDas Wunder in der MondstraeDas goldene KreuzGilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) war ein englischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. In seinen Romanen, Essays und Kriminalgeschichten setzte sich Chesterton intensiv mit modernen Philosophien und Denkrichtungen auseinander.

G. K. Chesterton The Dover Reader

G. K. Chesterton The Dover Reader

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2015

Everlasting Man

Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. In this book, Chesterton explores the relationship between Evolution and Christianity, the growth and role of the Church, as well as providing an in-depth analysis of Paganism. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. By 1905, he had a regular and popular column with the Illustrated London News, and began to write on an array of topics. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in The Everlasting Man.

Innocence of Father Brown, Volume 1

Innocence of Father Brown, Volume 1

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2014

From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air has dramatized G.K. Chestertons Father Brown stories from The Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects.Included in Vol. 1:The Blue CrossFather Brown is traveling to London to attend a meeting of priests, and he is carrying with him a priceless silver cross, studded with blue sapphires. Flambeau, the thief, plans to steal it.The Secret GardenFather Brown is called to investigate the beheading of a man, committed in a closed garden. How did the murderer escape?The Queer FeetFather Brown investigates a death at the Vernon Hotel.The Flying StarsFather Brown has been invited to a Christmas masquerade, which becomes the target of another robbery.

Innocence of Father Brown, Volume 2

Innocence of Father Brown, Volume 2

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2014

From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air has dramatized G.K. Chestertons Father Brown stories from The Innocence of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects.Included in Vol. 2:The Invisible ManThe inimitable Father Brown is called to help in the hunt for a mysterious killer, known only as an invisible man.The Wrong ShapeNovelist Leonard Quinton has long been an eccentric, but his habits are driving his wife to the point of mania. When death finally comes to Quintons unconventional home, its fortunate that Father Brown and his good friend Flambeau are on hand.The Sins of Prince SaradineA dream holiday turns into a nightmare for Father Brown and his best friend, Flambeau. Why has the notorious Prince Saradine come to England, and who wants him dead?The Hammer of GodNorman Bohun is a man with many enemies, so it comes as no surprise when hes eventually murdered. But Father Browns biggest problem is in identifying a killer who must possess superhuman strength.

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

Criminals bewarethere is no eluding the extraordinary mind of Father BrownDr. Orion Hood is one of the eminent thinkers of his day, a psychologist whose expert opinion on human nature is sometimes sought by the police. Usually, he is called on to solve only the most spectacular crimesa nobleman murdered, a diplomat poisonedbut today a more ordinary problem presents itself. An amiable little priest named Father Brown asks Dr. Hood to help a young couple whose families do not want them to marry. Suspicions about the would-be groom abounddynamite is thought to be his weapon of choicebut Father Brown hopes that Dr. Hood will be able to put the accusations to rest. In the end, however, it is the humble clergyman who picks through the towering evidence of guilt to ensure that love prevails.In this masterful collection of mysteries, including ';The Paradise of Thieves,' ';The Mistake of the Machine,' and ';The Man in the Passage,' Father Brown employs his amazing intuition, developed over years of listening to men confess their sins, to solve crimes large and small. One of the most beloved heroes in all of detective fiction, this unassuming parish priest is as dedicated to the cause of justice as he is to his faith.This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

The delightful debut of G. K. Chesterton's most famous literary creationIn his day, Flambeau was a legend of the underworld. Even now, his old confederates remember with pride the Tyrolean Dairy scheme, in which he built a thriving milk business despite owning not a single cow. But today the master thief finally meets his match. Attempting to steal a priceless cross, Flambeau runs afoul of Father Brown, an ordinary-looking priest with amazing insight into the criminal mind. With grace, logic, and good humor, the stout little clergyman soon reforms one of England's most notorious villains.In thrilling tales such as ';The Blue Cross,' ';The Secret Garden,' and ';The Hammer of God,' G. K. Chesterton's immortal priest-detective applies his extraordinary intuition to the most intricate of mysteries. No corner of the human soul is too dark for Father Brown, no villain too ingenious. The Innocence of Father Brown is a testament to the power of faith and the pleasure of a story well told.This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Superstition of Divorce

Superstition of Divorce

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1920. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1905. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1909. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Flying Inn

Flying Inn

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1911. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Chesterton's finest achievementat once a gripping thriller and a powerful allegoryIn a colorful neighborhood of West London, two poets are at each other's throats. Gregory is an anarchist who longs to upend civilization with the power of his words, while Syme is a man of reason, convinced his opponent's beliefs are nothing but a fashionable pose. To prove his seriousness, Gregory introduces Syme to the central council of European radicals, where the newcomer is given the codename ';Thursday.' Though none will admit it, every man in the council is a liarand each is deadly in his own way.Gregory has no inkling that his new comrade Syme is an undercover detective, sent by Scotland Yard to destroy the council from within. But as the other men reveal their secrets in turn, it becomes clear that Thursday is not the enemy; it is the mysterious figure named Sunday whom they all should fear.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

All Is Grist - A Book of Essays

All Is Grist - A Book of Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2014

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. 'All is Grist' is a collection of essays. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2014

The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealised exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, first published in 1911. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story.

St. Thomas Aquinas (illustrated & annotated)

St. Thomas Aquinas (illustrated & annotated)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2014

Your Special Illustrated & Annotated edition includes:+ 11 Brand New Illustrations - in Chisel sequence - of St. Thomas Aquinas by generative artist Myron Henkmen!+ Bibliography of G.K. Chesterton - Humanities - since 1980 - Harvard format for quick Research+ Glossary of Traditional Catholic TermsHere is the Chesterton's brilliant "e;sketch"e; of the great Scholastic theologian and Doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas, nicknamed 'dumb ox'Chesterton's practical study serves as a refreshing antidote to dangerous aspects of modern society. He argues to restore true reason and rationality, to bring a measure of certainty where doubt and fear were sown by Luther and Voltaire, resulting in many of the horrors of the twentieth century. Chesterton deals swiftly with both facism on the one hand and socialism on the other and many other issues of the day, offering a hope amongst the perils of empty materialism. "e;Mr. Chesterton's volume on St. Thomas [is a] treatise of inestimable worth."e; --Leo McVay (1933 in Catholic Historical Review)

Everlasting Man

Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

In The Everlasting Man the famed G.K. Chesterton once more defends Christian values and the religion itself from attack. A man of immense talents perhaps better known as the author of the Father Brown Stores as well as very many novels and poems Chesterton was also a great intellectual and man of faith who here marries both together in a very powerful work.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Widely considered to be Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday is a spellbinding psychological thriller which defies easy classification. Both a fascinating detective mystery and a surreal exploration of truth and relativism, it centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Hearing of this council of anarchists bent on the destruction of society, law, and religion, the young poet Gabriel Syme joins a chapter of detectives with the mission to fight this monstrous conspiracy. But when he accidentally walks into a meeting of the Council of Seven Days itself, Syme boldly asks to be made a replacement for a recently deceased member, Thursday. As he does his best to undo his colleagues while staying undercover himself, a bizarre series of pursuits unfolds.

Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond is G. K. Chestertons final collection of detective stories, published after his death in 1936. The main characters in the book are Mr. Pond, his friend Captain Peter Gahagan, a romantic and impulsive Irishman, and a well-known government official, Sir Hubert Wotton. Also mentioned in more than one chapter are Violet Varney, an actress, and her sister Joan, to whom Gahagan proposes after being suspected of having an affair with Lord Cromes wife in Ring of Lovers. Joan, now married to Gahagan, appears in the framing sequence of A Tall Story.

Irish Impressions

Irish Impressions

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2013

Irish Impressions by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-168-2In Irish Impressions, Chesterton lays out the cultural misunderstandings, historical abuses, and other errors that caused so much bad blood between England and Ireland. Sympathetic to Ireland's plight, he gives a very human treatment to the problems between the two countries and systematically condemns England's treatment of Ireland. The foremost quality of the book is the human examination of the problems at hand. Chesterton dispenses with isms and sociological models. He explains their anger as a response to slights against their dignity and honor, not a response to political programs and agendas. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Complete Father Brown Mysteries (Unabridged)

Complete Father Brown Mysteries (Unabridged)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2013

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Complete Father Brown Mysteries (Unabridged)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 51 detective short stories , most of which were later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor, a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism. The relationship was recorded by O'Connor in his 1937 book Father Brown on Chesterton.This omnibus contains the following books:1. The Innocence of Father Brown2. The Wisdom of Father Brown3. The Incredulity of Father Brown4. The Secret of Father Brown5. The Scandal of Father BrownGilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox"e;.

Flying Inn

Flying Inn

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2013

The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-117-0The Flying Inn is set in a future England where the Temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of "e;Progressive"e; Islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales are effectively prohibited. The plot centres on the adventures of Humphrey Pump and Captain Patrick Dalroy, who roam the country in their cart with a barrel of rum in an attempt to evade Prohibition, exploiting loopholes in the law to temporarily prevent the police taking action against them. Eventually the heroes and their followers foil an attempted coup by an Islamic military force. The novel includes the poem, The Rolling English Road. The poem was first published under the title A Song of Temperance Reform in the New Witness. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

New Jerusalem

New Jerusalem

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2013

The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-141-5It was in the season of Christmas that I came out of my little garden in that "e;field of the beeches"e; between the Chilterns and the Thames, and began to walk backwards through history to the place from which Christmas came. For it is often necessary to walk backwards, as a man on the wrong road goes back to a sign-post to find the right road. The modern man is more like a traveller who has forgotten the name of his destination, and has to go back whence he came, even to find out where he is going. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2013

Tremendous Trifles by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-144-6This collection shows off Chesterton's talent as a master of short-form prose. These "e;fleeting sketches,"e; which originally appeared the London newspaper Daily News, describe the most ordinary of events and observations, but through Chesterton's eye, they take on profound new meaning. He explores: 'the secret of a train', 'an extraordinary cabman', 'the advantages of having one leg', 'on lying in bed', 'what he found in his pocket', 'an orthodox barber', 'some policemen and a moral', 'little birds who won't sing' and much more. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2013

All Things Considered by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-147-7I cannot understand the people who take literature seriously; but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this book. It is a collection of crude and shapeless papers upon current or rather flying subjects; and they must be published pretty much as they stand. They were written, as a rule, at the last moment; they were handed in the moment before it was too late, and I do not think that our commonwealth would have been shaken to its foundations if they had been handed in the moment after. They must go out now, with all their imperfections on their head, or rather on mine; for their vices are too vital to be improved with a blue pencil, or with anything I can think of, except dynamite. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

What I Saw In America

What I Saw In America

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2013

What I Saw In America by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-159-0In 1921, G. K. Chesterton set out for a year-long tour of the United States. At every turn, he is reminded of the heritage shared by the two countries. He is also keenly aware of the differences which distinguish the two nations and allow the possibility of genuine friendship between the two nations. Written for a British audience, the book is full criticism and praises, dreams and disappointments for America. It is a timely book for Americans: to see what past great things we have lost, what prophecies have come true, and what hope we still have. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Blatchford Controversies

Blatchford Controversies

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2013

The Blatchford Controversies by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-105-7I mean no disrespect to Mr. Blatchford in saying that our difficulty very largely lies in the fact that he, like masses of clever people nowadays, does not understand what theology is. To make mistakes in a science is one thing, to mistake its nature another. And as I read God and My Neighbour, the conviction gradually dawns on me that he thinks theology is the study of whether a lot of tales about God told in the Bible are historically demonstrable. This is as if he were trying to prove to a man that Socialism was sound Political Economy, and began to realise half-way through that the man thought that Political Economy meant the study of whether politicians were economical. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2013

A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-108-8It will be very reasonably asked why I should consent, though upon a sort of challenge, to write even a popular essay in English history, who make no pretence to particular scholarship and am merely a member of the public. The answer is that I know just enough to know one thing: that a history from the standpoint of a member of the public has not been written. What we call the popular histories should rather be called the anti-popular histories. They are all, nearly without exception, written against the people; and in them the populace is either ignored or elaborately proved to have been wrong. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2013

The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-111-8The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a novel written by G. K. Chesterton in 1904, set in a nearly unchanged London in 1984. Although the novel is set in the future, it is, in effect, set in an alternate reality of Chesterton's own period, with no advances in technology or changes in the class system or attitudes. It postulates an impersonal government, not described in any detail, but apparently content to operate through a figurehead king, randomly chosen. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2013

The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-114-9The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2013

Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Giovanni Antonio Canal - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-099-9During the first three decades of the twentieth century, eugenics, the scientific control of human breeding, was a popular cause within enlightened and progressive segments of the English-speaking world. The New York Times eagerly supported it, gushing about the wonderful "e;new science."e; Prominent scientists, such as the plant biologist Luther Burbank, were among its most enthusiastic supporters. And the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations generously funded eugenic research intended to distinguish the 'fit' from the 'unfit.'Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2013

The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Giovanni Antonio Canal - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-096-8This is the second book of short stories about G. K. Chesterton's fictional detective. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality: despite his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2013

The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Giovanni Antonio Canal - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-084-5Harold March, the rising reviewer and social critic, was walking vigorously across a great tableland of moors and commons, the horizon of which was fringed with the far-off woods of the famous estate of Torwood Park. He was a good-looking young man in tweeds, with very pale curly hair and pale clear eyes. Walking in wind and sun in the very landscape of liberty, he was still young enough to remember his politics and not merely try to forget them. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2013

The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Giovanni Antonio Canal - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-087-6The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "e;queer trade"e;). To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of earning a living and the subsequent trade being the main source of income. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Superstition of Divorce

Superstition of Divorce

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Catholic Way Publishing Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2013

The Superstition of Divorce by G. K. Chesterton (Illustrated): - A Classic! - Includes Illustrations by Giovanni Antonio Canal - Includes an Active Index & Table of ContentsPublisher: A Paperback Edition is also available:ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-102-6This short book written by Chesterton, with his usual wit and incisive logic, presents a series of articles defending marriage and indicating the weaknesses in divorce. He did this 16 year before the first Christian denomination in the world allowed it's members to divorce. Till then Christendom was unanimous in standing against it. Chesterton saw clearly the trends of this time, and delivered this defense. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2013

Like much of G. K. Chesterton's fiction, The Ball and the Cross is both witty and profound, cloaking serious religious and philosophical inquiry in sparkling humor and whimsy. Serialized in the British publication The Commonwealth in 1905-06, Chesterton's second novel first appeared in book form in America in 1909, delighting and challenging readers with its heady mixture of fantasy, farce, and theology. The plot of The Ball and the Cross chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, one a devout but naive Roman Catholic, the other a zealous but naive atheist. Their fanatically held opinions—leading to a duel that is proposed but never fought—inspire a host of comic adventures whose allegorical levels vigorously explore the debate between theism and atheism. Martin Gardner's superb introduction to The Ball and the Cross reveals the real-life debate between Chesterton and a famous atheist that provided inspiration for the story, and it explores some of the novel's possible allegorical meanings. Appraising the book's many intriguing philosophical qualities, Mr. Gardner alerts readers as well to the pleasures of its "e;colorful style . . . amusing puns and clever paradoxes . . . and the humor and melodrama of its crazy plot."e;

Der Club fur bizarre Berufe

Der Club fur bizarre Berufe

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2013

"e;Was hat das alles nur zu bedeuten?"e; Immer wieder stellt sich der biedere Swinburne diese Frage, wahrend er mit seinem Freund Basil Grant, einem Richter auer Dienst, und dessen Bruder Rupert in den Gassen von London in eine geheimnisvolle Welt eintaucht, in der schier unglaubliche Kriminalfalle auf die ungleichen Freunde warten. Stets verirrt sich Rupert, als nuchterner Privatdetektiv eine Karikatur des Sherlock Holmes, in haltlose Theorien, da seine Vernunftschlusse der verwirrenden Wirklichkeit nicht standhalten. Basil Grant aber, der weise und scheinbar so weltfremde Richter, lost die Ratsel mit einem Blick fur die einfachen Wahrheiten, die unter einer tauschenden Oberflache verborgen liegen. - Ein Vorlaufer der Erzahlungen vom Priesterdetektiv Father Brown - und ein phantastisches und bizarres Portrat der Stadt London in der unnachahmlichen Art Chestertons.

Everlasting Man

Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2013

"e;The best popular apologetic I know."e; - C.S. LewisIn 1925, just three years after his reception into the Catholic Church, G.K. Chesterton published a work that proclaimed anew to the doubters of the age that the key to history had arrived nearly two thousand years before. Contra the evolutionists, he first points to the singular nature of man from his very beginnings; and, later, contra the comparative religionists, points to the uniqueness of Christianity in relation to all other paths. Two of those paths, the way of myth and the way of philosophy, were at war until Christ restored the world's sanity in the union of Story and Truth. In Chesterton's telling, the groaning and travail of the ancient world was answered, precisely and definitively, in the still night of Bethlehem and the Birth of our Lord. Chesterton insists the event be seen with fresh eyes: God as Child-a claim no other religion dares to make. As Chesterton writes, "e;when we do make this imaginative effort to see the whole thing from the outside, we find that it really looks like what is traditionally said about it inside."e; Looking at Christianity with such new-found sight, one can only be astonished at "e;the strangest story in the world."e; The Everlasting Man is the tale of a unique creature, man, made in the image of God, and of the God-Made-Man who fully reveals this fact to him. There is a spiritual path, and mankind has wandered over it with myriad gaits through the centuries. Nevertheless, the path that leads to man's true home begins with the Nativity and ends with the Resurrection, and in between is contained all life and all holiness.

Hendrickson Christian Classics Audio Library

Hendrickson Christian Classics Audio Library

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: DVD Audio Release Date: 26/07/2013

Ten Christian classics, from Thomas a Kempis to R. A. Torrey Immerse yourself in classic works written by Andrew Murray, Charles Sheldon, Thomas a Kempis, G. K. Chesterton . . . just to name a few. This Hendrickson Christian Classics Audio Library, which is masterfully narrated by Stephen Johnston, is the first time these treasured works have appeared together in an audio collection. - 1 DVD contains narrations of the ten classics . Ten Classics included! - Absolute Surrender, Andrew Murray - Heretics, G. K. Chesterton - How to Pray & How to Study the Bible, R. A. Torrey - Humility, Andrew Murray - The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis - In His Steps, Charles Sheldon - The Kneeling Christian, Anonymous - Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton - The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan - The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence Special Features - Includes a booklet with introductions to each book

The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2013

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

Twelve mysteries featuring Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest, "e;formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London,"e; with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil. Father Brown was the perfect vehicle for conveying Chesterton's view of the world and, of all of his characters, is perhaps closest to Chesterton's own point of view, or at least the effect of his point of view. Father Brown solves his crimes through a strict reasoning process more concerned with spiritual and philosophic truths rather than scientific details, making him an almost equal counterbalance with Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, whose stories Chesterton read and admired. However, the Father Brown series commenced before Chesterton's own conversion to Catholicism...

Man Who Was Thursday.: A Nightmare

Man Who Was Thursday.: A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book is sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller. In Edwardian era London, Gabriel Syme is recruited at Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist police corps. Lucian Gregory, an anarchistic poet, lives in the suburb of Saffron Park. Syme meets him at a party and they debate the meaning of poetry. Gregory argues that revolt is the basis of poetry. Syme demurs, insisting that the essence of poetry is not revolution, but rather law. He antagonizes Gregory by asserting that the most poetical of human creations is the timetable for the London Underground. He suggests that Gregory isn't really serious about his anarchism. This so irritates Gregory that he takes Syme to an underground anarchist meeting place, revealing that his public endorsement of anarchy is a ruse to make him seem harmless, when in fact he is an influential member of the local chapter of the European anarchist council...

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2013

More than a thousand years ago, the ruler of a beleaguered kingdom saw a vision of the Virgin Mary that moved him to rally his chiefs and make a last stand. Alfred the Great freed his realm from Danish invaders in the year 878 with an against-all-odds triumph at the Battle of Ethandune. In this ballad, G. K. Chesterton equates Alfred's struggles with Christianity's fight against nihilism and heathenism—a battle that continues to this day. One of the last great epic poems, this tale unfolds in the Vale of the White Horse, where Alfred fought the Danes in a valley beneath an ancient equine figure etched upon the Berkshire hills. Chesterton employs the mysterious image as a symbol of the traditions that preserve humanity. His allegory of the power of faith in the face of an invasive foe was much quoted in the dark days of 1940, when Britain was under attack by Nazis. This new edition offers an authoritative, inexpensive version of Chesterton's inspiring work.

Flying Inn

Flying Inn

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2013

An exuberant man as well as a prolific and gifted writer, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) was a man with very strong opinions — and extremely capable of defending them. In this hilarious, satirical romp, Chesterton demonstrates his intense distrust of power and "e;progressives,"e; railing against Prohibition, vegetarianism, theosophy, and other "e;dreary and oppressive"e; forces of modernity.In a spirited response to the government's attempt to curtail alcohol sales, Humphrey Pump (called Hump) — a pub owner in the fishing village of Pebblewick — takes to the road in a donkey cart. Accompanied by Captain Patrick Dalroy, a crimson-haired giant with a tendency to burst into song, Hump provisions the cart with a cask of good rum, a giant round of cheese, and the signpost from his pub, The Flying Inn. Together, the two men extend good cheer to an increasingly restless populace as they attempt to evade Prohibition. In a journey that becomes a rollicking madcap adventure, the two travel round England, encountering revolution, romance, and a cast of memorable characters.Sure to receive an enthusiastic welcome from Chesterton fans, this new edition of an old classic will also appeal to anyone who enjoys a humorous, well-crafted tale.

Heretics (Golden Deer Classics)

Heretics (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2013

Though he was on the whole a fun loving and gregarious man, during adolescence Chesterton was troubled by thoughts of suicide. In Christianity he found answers to many of the dilemmas and paradoxes of life. Throughout Heretics he provides a very personal critique of contemporary religious notions. His consistently engaging but often wayward humour is mixed liberally with daring flights of fancy and some startling turns of thought. A highly original collection of essays, providing an invaluable contribution to one of the major debates of the last century - one that continues to exercise leading thinkers in the present one. Chapters 01 Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy 02 On the Negative Spirit 03 On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small 04 Mr. Bernard Shaw 05 Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants 06 Christmas and the Esthetes 07 Omar and the Sacred Vine 08 The Mildness of the Yellow Press 09 The Moods of Mr. George Moore 10 On Sandals and Simplicity 11 Science and the Savages 12 Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson 13 Celts and Celtophiles 14 On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family 15 On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set 16 On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity 17 On the Wit of Whistler 18 The Fallacy of the Young Nation 19 Slum Novelists and the Slums 20 Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2013

Perhaps the most light-hearted of all Chesterton's "e;serious"e; works, Manalive pits a group of disillusioned young people against Mr. Innocent Smith, a bubbly, high-spirited gentleman who literally falls into their midst. Accused of murder and denounced for repeatedly marrying his wife and attempting to live in various houses (all of which turn out to be his own), Smith prompts his newfound acquaintances to recognize an important idea: that life is worth living.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2013

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown mysteries, BBC One Daytime has commissioned a new 10-part drama series for January 2013 to bring the priest-turned-detective back to life. BBC Books will be publishing a new edition of the original and complete short stories to tie-in to transmission. Set in the early-twentieth century, Father Brown's world is quintessentially English; crime scenes await in country houses, rural parish churches and quaint gardens as well as foggy London streets and shadowy railway stations. Father Brown may be a kindly cleric, but his bumbling nature disguises a detective mind to rival Sherlock Holmes... The character of Father Brown, brought to life by Mark Williams, is based on a real parish priest and the idea that priests, through hearing Confession, know the worst of human nature more than anyone, including the police. Father Brown uses his experiences to put himself into the mind of the criminal to solve each mystery and catch the perpetrators.

The Soul of Wit: G.K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare

The Soul of Wit: G.K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2012

Coloured Lands

Coloured Lands

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2012

Enter into one of the twentieth century's liveliest and most articulate minds with this long-unavailable book of delights. This jolly medley of drawings, fables, and poetry—all laced with satirical wit—abounds in G. K. Chesterton's unique combination of whimsy and profundity. Its satirical ballads and original fairy tales include early works and previously unpublished material, all illustrated by the author's distinctive color and black-and-white illustrations.Chesterton's fantasies reflect his overall philosophy of life, proclaiming the need for wonder in the face of the world of fact. His view of reality penetrates to the roots of these fruitful fantasies, which simultaneously hide and reveal truth: "e;The Disadvantage of Having Two Heads,"e; a cautionary tale about a young giant-killer; "e;The Wild Goose Chase,"e; a search for the elusive goals that make life worth living; and "e;Half-Hours in Hades,"e; an amusing handbook of demonology. Colorfully illustrated poems include "e;Stilton and Milton,"e; a witty meditation on the relative appeal and durability of cheese and literature. A perfect introduction for readers unacquainted with Chesterton as well as a treat for long-time aficionados, this new edition features an Afterword by Martin Gardner, a leading authority on the author

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton ' A man's brain is a bomb, he cried out, loosening suddenly his strange passion and striking his own skull with violence. My brain feels like a bomb, night and day. It must expand! It must expand! A man's brain must expand, if it breaks up the universe ' In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe's Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of 'Thursday'. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined ... The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Poet and the Lunatics

Poet and the Lunatics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2012

An eccentric poet acts as spiritual detective in eight thought-provoking tales. Gabriel Gale employs his extraordinary gifts of empathy to solve and prevent crimes perpetrated by madmen. His philosophical police-work forms the basis for captivating explorations of poetry, insanity, and sin — all expressed in the author's characteristic paradoxes and soaring flights of rhetoric.Best known as the creator of priest-detective Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) ranks among the twentieth century's most influential writers and thinkers. His prodigious talents embraced a wide range of subjects and genres, from philosophy and religion to history, literary criticism, and fantasy.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2012

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2012

In this important book, G.K. Chesterton offers a remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues, even more relevant today than in his own time. With a light, humorous tone but a deadly serious philosophy, he comments on errors in education, on feminism vs. true womanhood, on the importance of the child, and other issues, using incisive arguments against the trendsetters' assaults on the common man and the family. Chesterton possessed the genius to foresee the dangers of implementing modernist proposals. He knew that lax moral standards would lead to the dehumanization of man. In this book, he staunchly defends the family against those ideas and institutions that would subvert it and thereby deliver man into the hands of the servile state. In addressing what is wrong, he also shows clearly what is right, and how to change things in that direction.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2012

A fantastic metaphysical thriller by prolific English author G. K. Chesterton. In a surreal alternative reality version of turn-of-the-century London, a man is recruited by Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce, and finds himself investigating a weird underground anarchist movement.

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2012

A fantastic collection of eight detective stories by G. K. Chesterton.Contains:The Face in the TargetThe Vanishing PrinceThe Soul of the SchoolboyThe Bottomless WellThe Fad of the FishermanThe Hole in the WallThe Temple of SilenceThe Vengeance of the Statue

Crimes of England

Crimes of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2012

A fascinating critique on England's actions before and during the First World War, written a year after the War's end by prolific English writer G. K. Chesterton.

Father Brown

Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2012

The amiable detective-priest Father Brown, who brought Chesterton to a wider public first appeared in The Innocence of Father Brown and remains one of the best-known names in crime fiction.These two novels were first published in 1911 and 1914 and contain 12 short stories each.

Four Faultless Felons

Four Faultless Felons

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2012

The tales of five criminals (it is left up to the reader to work out which are the four 'faultless' of the five) told by G. K. Chesterton. Contains much of his trademark witty paradox and intrigue.

The Defendant

The Defendant

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Dale Ahlquist Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2012

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2012

"e;The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder."e;— G. K. ChestertonThe thirty-nine short essays that make up Chesterton's delightful book are the result of "e;sitting still and letting marvels and adventures settle on him like flies."e; Actually, the author does move around quite a bit—to Germany, France, and on foot in England when he tires of waiting for a train. Everywhere he goes, Chesterton looks at ordinary things and asks us to see how extraordinary they are: the contents of his pockets, the items in a railway station, pedestrians in the street. What appear to be trifles are actually tremendous, and he uses them as a springboard to expound on Christianity, the nuclear family, democracy, and the like with supreme clarity and wit. The essays gathered here are a testament to G. K. Chesterton's faith—not his faith in religion or a higher power, but in the ability to discover something wonderful in the objects, the experiences, and the people that cross our paths every single day. With his unique brand of humor and insight, he demonstrates how the commonplace adds enormous value to the landscape of daily life. Full of both good sense and nonsense, Chesterton's commentaries—first published nearly a century ago—remain fresh today.

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

In the aptly titled treatise What's Wrong With the World, one of the twentieth century's most memorable and prolific writers takes on education, government, big business, feminism, and a host of other topics. A steadfast champion of the working man, family, and faith, Chesterton eloquently opposed materialism, snobbery, hypocrisy, and any adversary of freedom and simplicity in modern society.Culled from the thousands of essays he contributed to newspapers and periodicals over his lifetime, the critical works collected for this edition pulse with the author's unique brand of clever commentary. As readable and rewarding today as when they were written over a century ago, these pieces offer Chesterton's unparalleled analysis of contemporary ideals, his incisive critique of modern efficiency, and his humorous but heartfelt defense of the common man against trendsetting social assaults.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

The complete adventures of the well-loved clerical sleuth, collected in one brilliant volume. Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the Father Brown stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: 'The Donnington Affair', in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and 'The Mask of Midas', which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death. It also includes an introduction and notes by Michael D. Hurley. G.K. Chesteron 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. Michael D. Hurley is a Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He has written widely on English literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on poetry and poetics. His book on G. K. Chesterton was published in 2011.

Favorite Father Brown Stories

Favorite Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

Critic, author, and debunker extraordinaire, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) delighted in probing the ambiguities of Christian theology. A number of his most successful attempts at combining first-rate fiction with acute social observation appear in this original selection from his best detective stories featuring the priest-sleuth Father Brown.A Chestertonian version of Sherlock Holmes, this little cleric from Essex — with "e;a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling"e; and "e;eyes as empty as the North Sea"e; — appears in six suspenseful, well-plotted tales: "e;The Blue Cross,"e; "e;The Sins of Prince Saradine,"e; "e;The Sign of the Broken Sword,"e; "e;The Man in the Passage,"e; "e;The Perishing of the Pendragons,"e; and "e;The Salad of Colonel Cray."e;An essential item in any mystery collection, these delightful works offer a particular treat for lovers of vintage detective stories and will engage any reader.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2012

The patron saint of animals, birds, and the environment, Francis of Assisi led the rediscovery of nature in the Christian West. This magnificent spiritual biography by the phenomenally popular G. K. Chesterton—a convert to Catholicism—chronicles the beloved saint's calling, his extraordinary life, and his influence in the Church. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers. How fitting that Francesco Bernardone was born just after the Dark Ages when the world was awakening. He started out as a colorful troubadour with a fondness for French poetry, extravagant with money . . . until the sight of a beggar seeking alms opened his eyes to a world beyond himself. The scene so moved him, he vowed to God that he would devote his life to the poor and embrace a life of simplicity. This sense of humility and generosity continues to call to each of us today. With great affection, Chesterton explores the life and times of St. Francis—his joyous devotion, his sense of compassion and love for all creation, his visions and miracles, his stigmata, and his band of followers that became the Franciscan Order. Praising this great and original man who became one of the most popular figures in Christendom, the author calls him "e;a poet whose whole life was a poem."e; Here is a stimulating read for Chesterton fans, Christian readers, and anyone looking for a burst of pure inspiration.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2012

Orthodoxy, as author G. K. Chesterton employs the term here, means "e;right opinion."e; In this, the masterpiece of his brilliant literary career, Chesterton applies the concept of correct reasoning to his acceptance of Christian faith. As he expresses it in his preface, "e;It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It deals first with all the writer's own solitary and sincere speculations and then with all the startling style in which they are all suddenly satisfied by the Christian Theology. The writer regards it as amounting to a convincing creed. But if it is not that, it is at least a repeated and surprising coincidence."e;Written in a down-to-earth and familiar style, Orthodoxy nevertheless presents formal and scholarly arguments in the explanation and defense of the tenets underlying Christianity. Paradox and contradiction, Chesterton maintains, do not constitute barriers to belief; imagination and intuition are as relevant to the processes of thought and understanding as logic and rationality. "e;Whenever we feel there is something odd in Christian theology,"e; he observes, "e;we shall generally find that there is something odd in the truth."e; Chesterton defines his insights with thought-provoking analogies, personal anecdotes, and engaging humor, making his century-old book a work of enduring charm and persuasion.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2012

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2012

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2012

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2012

G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyoneexcept Father Brown and his rather nave wisdom.The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine. And every problem he comes up against he solves with a simplicity of argument that leaves the other characters wondering, ';Why didn't I think of that?'Stories include: ';The Absence of Mr. Glass,' ';The Paradise of Thieves,' ';The Duel of Dr. Hirsch,' ';The Man in the Passage,' ';The Mistake of the Machine,' ';The Head of Caesar,' ';The Purple Wig,' ';The Perishing of the Pendragons,' ';The God of the Gongs,' ';The Salad of Colonel Cray,' ';The Strange Crime of John Boulnois,' and ';The Fairy Tale of Father Brown.'

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2012

Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. Father Brown's powers of detection allow him to sit beside the immortal Holmes, but he is also ';in all senses a most pleasantly fascinating human being,' according to American crime novelist Rufus King. You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth, with his handy umbrella, who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems.This collection of twelve mysteries solved by Father Brown includes: ';The Blue Cross,' ';The Secret Garden,' ';The Queer Feet,' ';The Flying Stars,' ';The Invisible Man,' ';The Honour of Israel Gow,' ';The Wrong Shape,' ';The Sins of Prince Saradine,' ';The Hammer of God,' ';The Eye of Apollo,' ';The Sign of the Broken Sword,' and ';The Three Tools of Death.'

The Everlasting Man (Large Print)

The Everlasting Man (Large Print)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

What's Wrong With The World

What's Wrong With The World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2011

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2011

Then Man Who Knew Too Much

Then Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2011

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2011

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2011

The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Man Who Was Thursday

The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2011

G. K. Chesterton is already a staple in the Hendrickson list with Orthodoxy and Heretics in the Hendrickson Christian Classics series. Known primarily for his non-fiction, he also wrote fiction, and The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Man Who was Thursday are among his best known and most loved novels. The Napoleon of Notting Hill, his first novel, tells the story of residents of a London suburb who take up arms and declare their independence from England. Line drawings are included throughout. The Man Who was Thursday, his most famous novel, tells the story of a policeman who becomes unwittingly--and unwillingly--caught up in a resistance group that is infiltrating a secret organization of anarchists.

The Everyman Chesterton

The Everyman Chesterton

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2011

Included here are some of the well-loved Father Brown detective stories, surely among the best in the genre, and a range of poetry, serious and light-hearted - Chesterton wrote some of the best nonsense and satirical verse in the language. The main bias of the selection, however, will be towards his non-fictional prose, where, Dr Ker argues, his real greatness lies. In that sense he is the successor of the great Victorian 'Sages', Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin and Newman. Selections will be made from his studies of Victorian literature (particularly his classic essays on Dickens, originally published by Everyman), his critical biographies of St Francis of Assisi, St Thomas Aquinas and William Cobbett; his apologetic classics Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man, his journalistic essays (a form in which he excelled) and from his best political and social criticism, with particular emphasis on his championing of the common man and the masses against virtually all the intellectuals of his day. Edited and introduced by an expert in the field, this substantial volume promises to bring its author back into prominence with a thorough intellectual and literary reassessment of his achievements

The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare

The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Matthew Beaumont, Kingsley Amis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2011

G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday is a thrilling novel of deception, subterfuge, double-crossing and secret identities, and this Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Matthew Beaumont. The Central Anarchist Council is a secret society sworn to destroy the world. The council is governed by seven men, who hide their identities behind the names of the days of the week. Yet one of their number - Thursday - is not the revolutionary he claims to be, but a Scotland Yard detective named Gabriel Syme, sworn to infiltrate the organisation and bring the architects of chaos to justice. But when he discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, Syme begins to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies, unravelling the mysteries of human behaviour and belief in a thrilling contest of wits. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined ... In his introduction, Matthew Beaumont examines the book's themes of identity and confrontation, and explores its intriguing title. This edition also contains a chronology, notes and suggested further reading. G.K. Chesterton (1874-1938) 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) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. If you enjoyed The Man Who Was Thursday, you might enjoy Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, also available in Penguin Classics. 'The most thrilling book I have ever read' Kingsley Amis, author of Lucky Jim

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis, this unique volume is a must-read for Chesterton fans or those with an interest in American history.

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section of Chesterton's body of work, including sketches, essays, and newspaper columns. It's a perfect compendium for new readers and long-time Chesterton buffs alike.

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section of Chesterton's body of work, including sketches, essays, and newspaper columns. It's a perfect compendium for new readers and long-time Chesterton buffs alike.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis, this unique volume is a must-read for Chesterton fans or those with an interest in American history.

Wine, Water, and Song

Wine, Water, and Song

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Although he gained widespread acclaim as an intellectual and as a writer of fiction, G.K. Chesterton dabbled in virtually every literary genre over the course of his career. This collection of his verse ranges from serious philosophical musings to whimsical observations. A must-read for fans of traditional poetry.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy.

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Equally well-known for his sophisticated philosophy tracts and his top-notch detective fiction, G.K. Chesterton was himself something of a literary jack-of-all-trades. This beloved collection of detective stories and mysteries is based on a club that is only open to those who rely on unusual or extraordinary lines of work as their main source of income. A fast-paced, purely enjoyable collection that is sure to tickle the fancy of classic detective fiction fans.

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together in this volume display the full range of Chesterton's wide-ranging intellect and the keen precision of his razor-sharp prose.

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Only G.K. Chesterton could tackle some of the most persistent and complex questions about the Christian faith in such an engaging format. The Ball and the Cross presents a surprisingly good-humored take on timeless debates about faith, pairing plenty of witty repartee with deep and penetrating philosophical insights.

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

During his lifetime, British author and thinker G.K. Chesterton gained a reputation as a top-rate intellectual and social critic. In this volume, Chesterton turns his attention to a series of major problems facing the world at the turn of the twentieth century, offering his one-of-a-kind take on each topic.

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton.

Short History of England

Short History of England

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton.

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

During his lifetime, British author and thinker G.K. Chesterton gained a reputation as a top-rate intellectual and social critic. In this volume, Chesterton turns his attention to a series of major problems facing the world at the turn of the twentieth century, offering his one-of-a-kind take on each topic.

Wine, Water, and Song

Wine, Water, and Song

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Although he gained widespread acclaim as an intellectual and as a writer of fiction, G.K. Chesterton dabbled in virtually every literary genre over the course of his career. This collection of his verse ranges from serious philosophical musings to whimsical observations. A must-read for fans of traditional poetry.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy.

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Equally well-known for his sophisticated philosophy tracts and his top-notch detective fiction, G.K. Chesterton was himself something of a literary jack-of-all-trades. This beloved collection of detective stories and mysteries is based on a club that is only open to those who rely on unusual or extraordinary lines of work as their main source of income. A fast-paced, purely enjoyable collection that is sure to tickle the fancy of classic detective fiction fans.

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together in this volume display the full range of Chesterton's wide-ranging intellect and the keen precision of his razor-sharp prose.

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Only G.K. Chesterton could tackle some of the most persistent and complex questions about the Christian faith in such an engaging format. The Ball and the Cross presents a surprisingly good-humored take on timeless debates about faith, pairing plenty of witty repartee with deep and penetrating philosophical insights.

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2011

Everlasting Man

Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

Highly influential in C. S. Lewis' conversion from atheism to Christianity, this book continues to inspire new generations of readers.Considered by many to be Chesterton's greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling man's story from the very beginning, he shows how all of men's desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ's church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it quite apart.One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, this book offers a commanding perspective of world history and offers to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2011

The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2010

St. Francis

St. Francis

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2010

What's Wrong With The World

What's Wrong With The World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2010

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2010

The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton

The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Bevis Hillier Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2010

This is a new collection of humorous and serious gems from Chesterton's writing containing previously unpublished work. G.K. Chesterton was a consummately witty man. Bevis Hillier draws on his most humorous epigrams and more serious extracts not only from his most popular works, the Father Brown stories, but his contributions to the Illustrated London News , GK's Weekly and his numerous novels, poetry, essays and tracts on a vast array of subjects. These pieces shine a light into the margins of Chesterton's work and give a sense of the distinctive flavour of his mind. In addition this book will include previously unpublished letters of a flirtatious nature. Hillier, the acclaimed biographer of John Betjeman, considers what it was that made Chesterton such a complex and fascinating character. Richly illustrated throughout with Chesterton's own drawings, this will be a book for Chesterton fans everywhere.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2010

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2010

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2010

El hombre que fue Jueves

El hombre que fue Jueves

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2010

En el hombre que fue jueves se han reunido dos grandes escritores, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, uno de los novelistas ingleses mas originales, y el mexicano Alfonso Reyes, quien hizo la traduccion y el prologo de esta divertidisima historia de aventuras, enredo, intriga y suspenso. A lo largo de mas 200 paginas, perseguidor y perseguido cobran una significacion inesperada, hasta convertirse en principios eternos del universo.

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2010

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2010

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2010

This first collection of Father Brown mysteries, widely considered the author's best, includes "e;The Blue Cross"e; "e;The Hammer of God,"e; "e;The Eye of Apollo"e; and more. Father Brown is the opposite of Sherlock Holmes - the quiet, nondescript little priest whom nobody notices. Readers who enjoy classic fiction - and a good mystery - will love this special hand-crafted, digitally-formatted ebook edition.

The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2010

Here are the six final stories from The Innocence of Father Brown relating the crime-solving adventures of a rather unconventional detective. Having accumulated wisdom and empathy from years of listening to the dark confessions of his parishioners, Father Brown is able to solve mysteries in a flash that confound all others. Here is an eccentric and loveable character that will appeal to fans of the legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. The stories are engagingly read by David Timson.

On Tremendous Trifles

On Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2009

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2009

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a collection of short stories by British writer Gilbert K. Chesterton, featuring his detective Horne Fisher. From the upper-classes himself, Fisher has a unique insight into political power--a position which complicates his investigations when they approach the higher levels of corrupt government. Chesterton's witty, paradoxical work, published in 1922, gives an interesting view of the pre-Great War era.

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2009

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a collection of short stories by British writer Gilbert K. Chesterton, featuring his detective Horne Fisher. From the upper-classes himself, Fisher has a unique insight into political power--a position which complicates his investigations when they approach the higher levels of corrupt government. Chesterton's witty, paradoxical work, published in 1922, gives an interesting view of the pre-Great War era.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2009

The Ball and the Cross

The Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2009

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2009

The Innocence of Father Brown The Blue Cross. The Secret Garden. The Flying Stars and Other Stories

The Innocence of Father Brown The Blue Cross. The Secret Garden. The Flying Stars and Other Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2009

Father Brown is an eccentric priest with his own particular ways of dealing with crime. David Timson, having completed the whole of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes canon, a remarkable achievement, turns his hand to the genial but certainly not innocent priest! This collection contains a group of stories from The Innocence of Father Brown , told unabridged.

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a futuristic novel set in London in 1984. Chesterton envisions neither great technological leaps nor totalitarian suppression. Instead, England is ruled by a series of randomly selected Kings, because people have become entirely indifferent. The joker Auberon Quin is crowned and he instates elaborate costumes for every sector of London. All the city's provosts are bored with the idea except for the earnest young Adam Wayne - the Napoleon of Notting Hill.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

The metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, written by G. K. Chesterton in 1908, deals with a philosophical or theological anarchism; more a rejection of God than a rejection of government. The novel was described by Adam Gopnik as "e;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."e;

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a futuristic novel set in London in 1984. Chesterton envisions neither great technological leaps nor totalitarian suppression. Instead, England is ruled by a series of randomly selected Kings, because people have become entirely indifferent. The joker Auberon Quin is crowned and he instates elaborate costumes for every sector of London. All the city's provosts are bored with the idea except for the earnest young Adam Wayne - the Napoleon of Notting Hill.

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

The metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, written by G. K. Chesterton in 1908, deals with a philosophical or theological anarchism; more a rejection of God than a rejection of government. The novel was described by Adam Gopnik as "e;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."e;

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2009

Journalist, novelist, poet, artist and art critic, essayist, theologian, propagandist, philosopher, and creator of the wily old Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton is one of the most beguiling authors of the early twentieth century. When asked to perform a lecture tour in 1921, Chesterton was in a slump of depression. He had recently lost his brother to the First World War and his wavering faith in the face of the horrors of the conflict only intensified his malaise. ‘What I Saw in America’ tells us as much about the author and his particular views as it does about his destination. Indeed, Chesterton’s personalised observations – his aversion to imperialism, capitalism, Anglo-Americanism and his commitment to democracy and fraternity – are distinguished by the piercing wit for which he is famed. Many of Chesterton’s reflections are timeless and startlingly prescient. He was highly critical of both the naïve immigration policies and the grinding dehumanisation brought about by the growth of the economy. Nonetheless, he was enthralled by the glorious ideals of the nation – founded on principles of equality, democracy and freedom – even if the essence of these ideals had been lost somewhere along the way. ‘What I Saw in America’ ranks among the finest of Chesterton’s works, containing all of the author’s virtues and vices: his wry humour, sympathy and intelligence playing devilishly against an irrepressible mischievousness.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Simon Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

In Orthodoxy, a classic work of Christian apologetics, G. K. Chesterton writes with the purpose of attempting "e;an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it."e; Christianity, in Chesterton's original view, is the "e;answer to a riddle"e; and the natural solution to our needs, and in this way it is deeply personal rather than an arbitrary truth from outside one's experience. Orthodoxy is the culmination of Chesterton's free-thinking and well-reasoned inquiry as he seeks an explanation to the mystery of being human.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

G.K. Chesterton lends his witty, astute and sardonic prose to the much loved figure of Saint Francis of Assisi. Grounding the man behind the myth he states "e;however wild and romantic his gyrations might appear to many, [Francis] always hung on to reason by one invisible and indestructible hair.... The great saint was sane.... He was not a mere eccentric because he was always turning towards the center and heart of the maze; he took the queerest and most zigzag shortcuts through the wood, but he was always going home."e; A 2002 review in the Franciscan wrote that "e;his opinions shine from every page. The reader is rewarded with many fresh perspectives on Francis."e;

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

The star of these stories is Father Brown, a character created by writer G. K. Chesterton. Based on a parish priest who was partially responsible for Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922, Brown is a stubby Catholic priest equipped with a large umbrella, a formless outfit and a sharp insight into the human nature. The stories included here are The Blue Cross, The Secret Garden, The Queer Feet, The Flying Stars, The Invisible Man, The Honour of Israel Gow, The Wrong Shape, The Sins of Prince Saradine, The Hammer of God, The Eye of Apollo, The Sign of the Broken Sword, and The Three Tools of Death.

Wisdom of Father Brown

Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

The star of these stories is Father Brown, a character created by writer G. K. Chesterton. Based on a parish priest who was partially responsible for Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922, Brown is a stubby Catholic priest equipped with a large umbrella, a formless outfit and a sharp insight into the human nature. The stories included here are The Absence of Mr Glass, The Paradise of Thieves, The Duel of Dr Hirsch, The Man in the Passage, The Mistake of the Machine, The Head of Caesar, The Purple Wig, The Perishing of the Pendragons, The God of the Gongs, The Salad of Colonel Cray, The Strange Crime of John Boulnois, and The Fairy Tale of Father Brown.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

In Orthodoxy, a classic work of Christian apologetics, G. K. Chesterton writes with the purpose of attempting "e;an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it."e; Christianity, in Chesterton's original view, is the "e;answer to a riddle"e; and the natural solution to our needs, and in this way it is deeply personal rather than an arbitrary truth from outside one's experience. Orthodoxy is the culmination of Chesterton's free-thinking and well-reasoned inquiry as he seeks an explanation to the mystery of being human.

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