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Two by Chesterton By G. K. Chesterton
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The fantasies "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "The Man Who Was Thursday" helped establish G. K. Chesterton as a force in English letters. In "The Napoleon of Notting... More > Hill", London is reduced to a number of quasi-independent fiefdoms under the sovereignty of a king who thinks everything a lark. When the king sides with commercial interests and demands the improvement of a road in Notting Hill, the residents rebel. This leads the borough to stand against the rest of London, and even against the king himself. "The Man Who Was Thursday" is Chesterton's most popular novel. A cabal of anarchists whose leaders are named after the days of the week is infiltrated by an agent of the police who finds himself elected as Thursday. But all is not as it seems, and one by one the members of the group come to realize that they must determine the identity of the man whom they know only as Sunday.< Less
A Selection Box of Chesterton By Tony Bellows
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A personal selection of my favourite G.K. Chesterton essays and articles, with an introduction to each essay, and comments on the subjects covered.
Classic Christianity: G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton
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The word Orthodoxy means, literally “straight doctrine,” and Chesterton explains why it is so important to get the doctrine exactly right; and why even a slight divergence from the truth... More > has to be fiercely opposed. Truth is a balancing act. But not a simple balancing act with a few sedate and neatly contained ideas. What is being balanced are the wild animals of all our best hopes and beautiful passions and creative energies. “People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy.”< Less
Classic Christianity: G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy By G.K. Chesterton
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The word Orthodoxy means, literally “straight doctrine,” and Chesterton explains why it is so important to get the doctrine exactly right; and why even a slight divergence from the truth... More > has to be fiercely opposed. Truth is a balancing act. But not a simple balancing act with a few sedate and neatly contained ideas. What is being balanced are the wild animals of all our best hopes and beautiful passions and creative energies. “People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy.”< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series Four: The Ball and the Cross By G. K. Chesterton
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence The Ball and the Cross I. A DISCUSSION SOMEWHAT IN THE AIR II. THE RELIGION OF THE STIPENDIARY... More > MAGISTRATE III. SOME OLD CURIOSITIES IV. A DISCUSSION AT DAWN V. THE PEACEMAKER VI. THE OTHER PHILOSOPHER VII. THE VILLAGE OF GRASSLEY-IN-THE-HOLE VIII. AN INTERLUDE OF ARGUMENT IX. THE STRANGE LADY X. THE SWORDS REJOINED XI. A SCANDAL IN THE VILLAGE XII. THE DESERT ISLAND XIII. THE GARDEN OF PEACE XIV. A MUSEUM OF SOULS XV. THE DREAM OF MACIAN XVI. THE DREAM OF TURNBULL XVII. THE IDIOT XVIII. A RIDDLE OF FACES XIX. THE LAST PARLEY XX. DIES IRAE< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series Three: Orthodoxy By G. K. Chesterton, Students’ Academy
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence Orthodoxy CHAPTER I.—Introduction in Defence of Everything Else CHAPTER II.—The... More > Maniac CHAPTER III.—The Suicide of Thought CHAPTER IV—The Ethics of Elfland CHAPTER V.—The Flag of the World CHAPTER VI.—The Paradoxes of Christianity CHAPTER VII.—The Eternal Revolution CHAPTER VIII.—The Romance of Orthodoxy CHAPTER IX.—Authority and the Adventurer< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series One: Heretics By G. K. Chesterton, Students' Academy
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence Heretics I. Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy II. On the negative... More > spirit III. On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small IV. Mr. Bernard Shaw V. Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants VI. Christmas and the Aesthetes VII. Omar and the Sacred Vine VIII. The Mildness of the Yellow Press IX. The Moods of Mr. George Moore X. On Sandals and Simplicity XI Science and the Savages XII Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson XIII. Celts and Celtophiles XIV On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family XV On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set XVI On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity XVII On the Wit of Whistler XVIII The Fallacy of the Young Nation XIX Slum Novelists and the Slums XX. Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series Two: Manalive By G. K. Chesterton, Students' Academy
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence Manalive Part I The Enigmas of Innocent Smith Chapter 1: How the Great Wind Came to Beacon... More > House Chapter 2: The Luggage of an Optimist Chapter 3: The Banner of Beacon Chapter 4: The Garden of the God Chapter 5: The Allegorical Practical Joker Part II The Explanations of Innocent Smith Chapter 1: The Eye of Death; or, the Murder Charge 65 Chapter 2: The Two Curates; or, the Burglary Charge Chapter 3: The Round Road; or, the Desertion Charge Chapter 4: The Wild Weddings; or, the Polygamy Charge Chapter 5: How the Great Wind Went from Beacon House< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series Five: The Ballad of the White Horse By G. K. Chesterton
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence The Ballad of the White Horse Prefatory Note DEDICATION BOOK I. THE VISION OF THE KING BOOK... More > II. THE GATHERING OF THE CHIEFS BOOK III. THE HARP OF ALFRED BOOK IV. THE WOMAN IN THE FOREST BOOK V. ETHANDUNE: THE FIRST STROKE BOOK VI. ETHANDUNE: THE SLAYING OF THE CHIEFS BOOK VII. ETHANDUNE: THE LAST CHARGE BOOK VIII. THE SCOURING OF THE HORSE ISBN: 978-1-105-09053-0< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series Six: The Club of Queer Traders By G. K. Chesterton
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence The Club of Queer Traders Chapter 1. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Chapter 2. The... More > Painful Fall of a Great Reputation Chapter 3. The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit Chapter 4. The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent Chapter 5. The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd Chapter 6. The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady ISBN: 978-1-105-09266-4< Less