G. K. Chesterton - Author

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

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Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: 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

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

G. K. Chesterton Collection

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

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 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.

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 Release Date: 27/01/2017

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 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 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

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.

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.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2015

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: 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.

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;

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Release Date: 27/02/2012

Manalive

Manalive

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

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback 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.'

The Everlasting Man (Large Print)

The Everlasting Man (Large Print)

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

What's Wrong With The World

What's Wrong With The World

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

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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

Then Man Who Knew Too Much

Then Man Who Knew Too Much

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

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

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

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback 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 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 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.

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.

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

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

Manalive

Manalive

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

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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

St. Francis

St. Francis

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

What's Wrong With The World

What's Wrong With The World

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

Heretics

Heretics

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

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

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

Ballad of the White Horse

Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback 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 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.

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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

The Ball and the Cross

The Ball and the Cross

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

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback 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;

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.

The Trees of Pride

The Trees of Pride

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2009

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Simon Newman Format: Paperback 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.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2008

What's Wrong With The World?

What's Wrong With The World?

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Letters To An Old Garibaldian

Letters To An Old Garibaldian

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2008

Literary London

Literary London

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2008

A Chesterton Calendar

A Chesterton Calendar

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2008

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2008

What's Wrong With The World?

What's Wrong With The World?

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/02/2008

The Ball And The Cross

The Ball And The Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

Robert Browning

Robert Browning

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

Appreciation & Criticisms Of The Works of Charles Dickens

Appreciation & Criticisms Of The Works of Charles Dickens

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

Chaucer

Chaucer

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

William Cobbett

William Cobbett

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

The Victorian Age In Literature

The Victorian Age In Literature

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

The Return Of Don Quixote

The Return Of Don Quixote

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

The Paradoxes Of Mr Pond

The Paradoxes Of Mr Pond

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

William Blake

William Blake

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2008

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2007

Heretics is the companion volume to the previously published Orthodoxy in Hendrickson's Christian Classics series. In Heretics , G. K. Chesterton unmasks the heresies of contemporary thinking by exposing the faulty thinking of popular notions, especially apparent in the arts. An often overlooked book that contains some of Chesterton's strongest writing, the author takes on the heresies of modern thought, such as negativism, relativism, neo-paganism, puritanism, aestheticism, and individualism. The book includes one of his best essays: On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of Family. This 1905 collection of articles focuses on the era's heretics : those who pride themselves on their superiority to conservative views. Chesterton's companion volume to Orthodoxy asseses such artists and writers as Kipling, Shaw, Wells, and Whistler with the author's characteristic wisdom and good humor.Chesterton was one of the spiritual influences on C. S. Lewis. Readers who appreciate the writings of Lewis will want to explore the writings of those who influenced him, including Chesterton. Heretics is now available from Hendrickson in a re-typeset and redesigned version as a welcome addition to the successful Christian Classics series.

The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2007

G. K. Chesterton is one of the first popular writers to object to culture's casual dismissal of the divine. In The Everlasting Man he restores God to our understanding of history. The Everlasting Man is one of G. K. Chesterton's most important books. Frustrated with attempts to relate history without God, such as H. G. Wells' Outline of History , The Everlasting Man is Chesterton's view of history, presented in two parts: On the Creature Called Man, and On the Man Called Christ. He argues that the central character in history is Christ, and that no explanation other than the Christian one makes sense. Chesterton was one of the spiritual influences on C. S. Lewis, and this book in particular was a key factor in Lewis' conversion to Christianity. Readers who appreciate the writings of Lewis will want to explore the writings of those who influenced him, including Chesterton. The Everlasting Man is now available from Hendrickson in a re-typeset and redesigned version.

The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2007

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2007

A group of anarchists are under surveillance by Scotland Yard in Chesterton's hugely popular metaphysical thriller. The Supreme Anarchists Council is dedicated to overthrowing the world order. To keep their identities a secret, each of them has been named a day of the week. Gabriel Syme, an eccentric poet, is recruited by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the group. He tracks down the six men and manages to win a place on the council. But in a bizarre and surreal twist of events, Syme realises that five of the six members are not at all what they seem...

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2007

On Running After One's Hat And Other Whimsies

On Running After One's Hat And Other Whimsies

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Avowals And Denials - A Book Of Essays

Avowals And Denials - A Book Of Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

As I Was Saying A Chesterton Reader

As I Was Saying A Chesterton Reader

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2006

One of the top 10 Christian books of the twentieth century. - Christianity Today . Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) has been called the ablest and most exuberant proponent of orthodox Christianity of his time. One of the twentieth century's most thoughtful authors, he greatly influenced countless Christian writers including C.S. Lewis and others. Described as one of 10 indispensable spiritual classics of the past 1500 years by Publishers Weekly , Chesterton's Orthodoxy offers a unique explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith, and of his own journey from skepticism to belief. It is constantly assumed, especially in our Tolstoian tendencies, that when the lion lies down with the lamb the lion becomes lamb-like...That is simply the lamb absorbing the lion instead of the lion eating the lamb. The real problem is - can the lion lie down with the lamb and still retain his royal ferocity? That is the problem the Church attempted; that is the miracle she achieved. - From Orthodoxy . Every Christian library needs the classics - the timeless books that have spoken powerfully to generations of believers. Hendrickson Christian Classics allow readers to build an essential classics library in affordable modern editions. Each volume is freshly retypeset for reading comfort, while thoughtful new introductions place each in historical and spiritual context. Attractive, classically bound covers look great together on the shelf. Best of all, value pricing makes this series easy to own. Planned to span the spectrum of Christian wisdom through the ages, Hendrickson Christian Classics set a new standard for quality and value.

Heretics

Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/06/2006

The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2006

What's Wrong With The World?

What's Wrong With The World?

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2006

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

G. K. Chesterton was a journalist, playwright, poet, biographer, novelist, essayist, literary commentator, editor, orator, artist, and theologian. Orthodoxy is his great apologia for the Christian faith, which was prompted by a serious attack in 1903 against Christianity by well-known newspaper editor Robert Blatchford.Published just five years later, Chesterson's famous reply took the form of an autobiographical account of his own indoctrination into the faith. Rather than attempt to explain how Christianity can be believed, he emphasizes what fulfillment in this life can come from believing. His argument is that people in western society need a life of ';practical romance, the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome.'

Father Brown

Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton, P. D. James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2005

The Incredulity of Father Brown

The Incredulity of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2005

The third volume of stories featuring the cunning clerical sleuth Father Brown. Ahead of a new series of the popular BBC adaptation starring Mark Williams, all five of Chesterton's original Father Brown books have been republished with charming and collectible Penguin covers. 'That sort of thing may be very well for crypts and cloisters and all sorts of moonshiny places. But ghosts can't get through a closed door in an American hotel.' Father Brown, the shrewd and modest clerical detective, encounters miracles, ghosts and prophets in this third volume of ingeniously plotted tales. From South America to New York, his keen observation and quiet wisdom are a match for any mystery - even when he finds himself missing, presumed dead, in his own coffin ... 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. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

The Scandal of Father Brown

The Scandal of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2005

'It would not be fair to record the adventures of Father Brown, without admitting that he was once involved in a grave scandal...It happened in a picturesque Mexican road-house of rather loose repute...' After many years in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. In this fifth and final series of mysteries, the clerical mastermind confronts slander, passion, radical politics, superstition, high crimes and misdemeanours, outwitting some quite extraordinary and villainous adversaries on the way. 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. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret of Father Brown

The Secret of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2005

The fourth collection of Father Brown stories featuring the ingenious amateur detective. Ahead of a new series of the popular BBC adaptation starring Mark Williams, all five of Chesterton's original Father Brown books have been republished with charming and collectible Penguin covers. 'You see, I had murdered them all myself ... I had thought out exactly how a thing like that could be done, and in what style or state of mind a man could really do it. And when I was quite sure that I felt exactly like the murderer myself, of course I knew who he was.' Unassuming super-sleuth Father Brown has such brilliant powers of deduction that he knows more about crime than the criminals themselves. In this fourth volume of stories, the shabby priest unravels the most baffling conundrums involving, among others, a flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World. 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. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

Orthdoxy

Orthdoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2004

The Man Who Was Thursday (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) A Nightmare

The Man Who Was Thursday (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Bruce F. Murphy Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2004

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare 1908 is the most renowned and critically acclaimed novel by the prolific G. K. Chesterton. Equal parts mystery, suspense story, allegory, and farce, it is considered a classic of the spy genre while at the same time almost constitutes a genre of its own. Each rereading of The Man Who Was Thursday , the hero, Gabriel Syme, is Chesterton's ideal of the virtuous Common Man. He must infiltrate and try to thwart an anarchist cell, whose heart is the mysterious and ambiguous Sunday, man whose powers seem almost godlike. Syme's mission lead him through the back ways of Victorian London and on a wild Chase through the French country-side, and adventure at once madcap, surreal, and cosmically important. More than just charming tale of Dickensian characters and a mysterious man who was supposed to be 'Thursday', The Man Who Was Thursday asks the dark questions: Will the human race survive? It is a question as relevant at the start of the twenty-first century as it was at the beginning of the twentieth.

The Man Who Was Thursday, a Nightmare

The Man Who Was Thursday, a Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

The Trees of Pride

The Trees of Pride

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

The Ball and the Cross

The Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

Manalive

Manalive

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

A Miscellany of Men

A Miscellany of Men

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

A Miscellany of Men

A Miscellany of Men

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2004

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2004

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2004

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