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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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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.

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