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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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Napoleon of Notting Hill

Napoleon of Notting Hill

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

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

Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

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

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

Father Brown Novels

Father Brown Novels

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

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

Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener

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

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

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

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

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

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

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

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

Heretics

Heretics

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man Who Knew Too Much

Man Who Knew Too Much

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

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

Man Who Was Thursday

Man Who Was Thursday

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

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

Innocence of Father Brown

Innocence of Father Brown

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

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

G. K. Chesterton Collection

G. K. Chesterton Collection

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegories-first carefully turning them inside out. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, "e;The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."e; Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "e;orthodox"e; Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "e;friendly enemy"e; said of him, "e;He was a man of colossal genius"e;.

Complete Father Brown Stories

Complete Father Brown Stories

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

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

G. K. Chesterton Collection (The Father Brown Stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Return of Don Quixote and many more!)

G. K. Chesterton Collection (The Father Brown Stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Return of Don Quixote and many more!)

Author: G. K. Chesterton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2017

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "e;prince of paradox"e;. Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegories-first carefully turning them inside out. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, "e;The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."e; Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "e;orthodox"e; Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "e;friendly enemy"e; said of him, "e;He was a man of colossal genius"e;.

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

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

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

Short History of England | The Pink Classics

Short History of England | The Pink Classics

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

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

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