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G. K. Chesterton - Author

About the Author

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

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Complete Father Brown Stories

Complete Father Brown Stories

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

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Innocence of Father Brown- The Wisdom of Father Brown- The Donnington Affair- The Incredulity of Father Brown- The Secret of Father Brown- The Scandal of Father Brown- The Mask of Midas

Defendant

Defendant

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

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

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

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

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

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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

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

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

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

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

Tremendous Trifles

Tremendous Trifles

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Miscellany of Men

Miscellany of Men

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

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

Heretics

Heretics

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

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

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

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

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

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

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

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

Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

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

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

Manalive

Manalive

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

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

Club of Queer Trades

Club of Queer Trades

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

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

Ball and the Cross

Ball and the Cross

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

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

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

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

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

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