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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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Utopia of Usurers

Utopia of Usurers

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2002

An engaging work sure to appeal to both scholars and students for the depth of its thought and the freshness of its claims, this is a two-part book by one of the 20th century's greatest writers. The first part is a coherent analysis of the theory, effects, and claims of capitalism. The second is a lengthy collection of articles from Chesterton's vast journalistic output. The author challenges the fundamental tenets of capitalism without favouring socialism or Marxism by providing a philosophical analysis of the pitfalls, drawbacks, and falsehoods regarding capitalism and its inevitability. This is must reading for any serious investigation into anti-capitalist thought. It is also an exemplary text of how Christian principles and thinking apply to the socioeconomic world.

Outline of Sanity

Outline of Sanity

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2002

As an advocate of Distributism, an early 20th-century school of social thought developed by the author and his colleagues, Chesterton addresses the topics of concentration of wealth, poverty, work, agriculture, machinery, and capital in this famous work. He favoured distribution of wealth while being anti-socialist; he advocated ownership of private property while being anti-capitalist. He argues that the economic order is bound by moral law and that man should be served by the economy rather than serving it.

The Flying Inn

The Flying Inn

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2001

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2001

The Scandal Of Father Brown

The Scandal Of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2000

Philip Yancey Recommends: Orthodoxy

Philip Yancey Recommends: Orthodoxy

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/1999

'Why anyone would pick up a book with that formidable title eludes me,' writes Philip Yancey of G. K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy. 'But one day I did so and my faith has never recovered. I was experiencing a time of spiritual dryness in which everything seemed stale, warmed over, lifeless. Orthodoxy brought freshness and, above all, a new spirit of adventure.' 'We direly need another Chesterton today, I think. In a time when culture and faith have drifted even further apart, we could use his brilliance, his entertaining style, and above all his generous and joyful spirit. He managed to propound the Christian faith with as much wit, good humour and sheer intellectual force as anyone in this century.' Since its first publication in 1908, this classic work has represented a pivotal step in the adoption of a credible faith by many other Christian thinkers, including C. S. Lewis. Written as a spiritual autobiography, it stands as a remarkable and inspirational apologetic for Christianity.

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1999

The Man Who Was Thursday is a gripping adventure story of murderous criminals and brilliant policemen. It is to be expected that the author of the Father Brown stories should tell a detective story like no one else. On this level, The Man Who Was Thursday succeeds superbly. If nothing else, it is a magnificent tour-de-force of suspense writing. Carried along on the boisterous rush of the narrative by Chesterton's wonderful high-spirited style, readers will soon see themselves being carried into much deeper waters.

Father Brown Stories

Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/1997

Immortalized in these famous stories, G. K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work. This edition includes seven tales from a number of G. K. Chesterton's 'Father Brown' books.

The Ball and the Cross

The Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/1995

Favorite Father Brown Stories

Favorite Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/1993

The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton, David Stuart Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/1992

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton's kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown stories, showing a quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1991

What's Wrong with the World

What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

Four Faultless Felons

Four Faultless Felons

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1989

The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1988

The Penguin Complete Father Brown

The Penguin Complete Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/1986

Immortalized in these famous stories, G.K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work.

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