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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 Chesterton Calendar By G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June... More > 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out. "Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton< Less
G. K. Chesterton, Collection By G. K. Chesterton
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936)was an English writer. In this ebook: The Innocence of Father Brown, The Wisdom of Father Brown The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare, The... More > Man Who Knew Too Much, Orthodoxy, Heretics, Eugenics and Other Evils, The Trees of Pride, Manalive, Tremendous Trifles, The Club of Queer Trades, Robert Browning, What I Saw in America, A Short History of England, The Crimes of England, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The New Jerusalem, Lord Kitchener What's Wrong With The World, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Victorian Age in Literature, A Miscellany of Men, The Defendant, Twelve Types Utopia of Usurers and other Essays, The Appetite of Tyranny Including Letters to an Old Garibaldian, All Things Considered, The Barbarism of Berlin, The Ball and The Cross Alarms and Discursions, George Bernard Shaw, The Wild Knight and Other Poems, Wine, Water, and Song Poems, Poems The Ballad of St. Barbara And Other Verses< 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.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton By Johnie Rains
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view of his own later developments such a line as "Drive the trembling Papists backwards" has an ironic humour. But one wonders what Aytoun himself would have made of a small boy who took... More > his rhythm and sometimes his very words, turned his hero into a traitor ("false Montrose") and his traitor Argyll into a hero! I have left the spelling untouched.< 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
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
The Ball and the Cross (1909) by Gilbert Keith Chesterton By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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The Ball and the Cross is a novel by G. K. Chesterton. The title refers to a more worldly and rationalist worldview, represented by a ball or sphere, and the cross representing Christianity. The... More > first chapters of the book were serialized from 1905 to 1906 with the completed work published in 1909. The novel's beginning involves debates about rationalism and religion between a Professor Lucifer and a monk named Michael. A part of this section was quoted in Pope John Paul I's Illustrissimi letter to G. K. Chesterton. Much of the rest of the book concerns the dueling, figurative and somewhat more literal, of a Jacobite Catholic named Maclan and an atheist Socialist named Turnbull< Less
G. K. Chesterton By G. K. Chesterton
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (Londres, 29 de mayo de 1874 - Beaconsfield, 14 de junio de 1936), más conocido como G. K. Chesterton, fue un escritor y periodista británico de inicios del... More > siglo XX. Cultivó, entre otros géneros, el ensayo, la narración, la biografía, la lírica, el periodismo y el libro de viajes. En este libro: El jardín secreto El hombre que fue jueves.< Less
G. K. Chesterton, Colección By G. K. Chesterton
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En este libro se presentan al lector cuatro grandes escritos del británico Gilbert Keith Chesterton [1874 1936). El primero es sobre la vida de Francisco de Asís (1182 – 1226)... More > santo italiano que fue diácono, fundador de la Orden Franciscana y de una segunda orden conocida como Hermanas Clarisas. De ser hijo de un rico comerciante de la ciudad en su juventud, pasó a vivir bajo la más estricta pobreza y observancia de los Evangelios. En Egipto, intentó infructuosamente la conversión de musulmanes al cristianismo. Su vida religiosa fue austera y simple, por lo que animaba a sus seguidores a hacerlo de igual manera.< Less

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