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The Disadvantage of Having Two Heads By G.K. Chesterton
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A delightful children's book by the author of "Orthodoxy" and "The Everlasting Man". Using exciting imagery, it teaches children to guard against the dangers of pluralism before... More > they even are introduced to the concept. Includes 10 full color pictures drawn by Chesterton himself!< Less
A Short History of England By G.K. Chesterton
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England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat... More > as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton.< Less
All Things Considered By G.K. Chesterton
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Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces... More > brought together in this volume display the full range of Chesterton's wide-ranging intellect and the keen precision of his razor-sharp prose.< Less
Alarms & Discursions By G.K. Chesterton
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A classic collection of miscellaneous essays by G.K. Chesterton, first published in 1911. Some are deep and thought-provoking; others are quirky and quite unusual. A must for any serious student of... More > Chesterton's work.< Less
Alarms & Discursions By G.K. Chesterton
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A classic collection of miscellaneous essays by G.K. Chesterton, first published in 1911. Some are deep and thought-provoking; others are quirky and quite unusual. A must for any serious student of... More > Chesterton's work.< Less
The Man Who Was Thursday By G.K. Chesterton
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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book has been referred to as a metaphysical thriller. Although it deals with anarchists, the novel... More > is not an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist thought; Chesterton's ad hoc construction of "Philosophical Anarchism" is distinguished from ordinary anarchism and is referred to several times not so much as a rebellion against government but as a rebellion against God. The novel has been described as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges."< Less
The Innocence of Father Brown By G.K. Chesterton
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The Innocence of Father Brown is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown’s... More > ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the “experts” around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest’s unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their own prejudices about Christianity. Combining captivating stories and insightful commentary, The Innocence of Father Brown is a delightful read.< Less
St. Thomas Aquinas By G.K. Chesterton
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Chesterton's widely acclaimed biographical account of the life and thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. A work full of wit and wisdom!
The Wisdom of Father Brown By G.K. Chesterton
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This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chesterton’s fictional detective. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella... More > who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality: despite his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. He is a devout, educated and “civilized” clergyman, who is totally familiar with contemporary and secular thought and behavior.< Less
The Crimes of England By G.K. Chesterton
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Chesterton's "The Crimes Of England" was written in 1916 and needs to be read , and perhaps forgiven, as a product of the Great War. The "crimes" in the title are essentially an... More > ironic reference. Most of the "crimes" Chesterton relate to the preceding three hundred years to instances where English policy was too pro-German, or at least, too pro-Prussian by Chesterton's estimate. The list of crimes include too much support for Frederick the Great and too little support for the French Revolution. Even the crime of England's brutal response to the Irish rebellions of 1789 - something Chesterton lets loose against - was made worse by the Germanic element in the royal family and the Army's use of German mercenaries against the Irish. Chesterton ends his essays with a plea to his fellow Englishmen not to avoid criticising their nation but to embrace it.< Less