Search Results: 'gk chesterton'

Search

×
×
×
×
89 results for "gk chesterton"
The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (ePub): $1.36
In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park,... More > until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consisting of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday…< Less
THE EVERLASTING MAN By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (PDF): $2.50
What, if anything, is it that makes the human uniquely human? This, in part, is the question that G.K. Chesterton starts with in this classic exploration of human history. Responding to the... More > evolutionary materialism of his contemporary (and antagonist) H.G. Wells, Chesterton in this work affirms human uniqueness and the unique message of the Christian faith. Writing in a time when social Darwinism was rampant, Chesterton instead argued that the idea that society has been steadily progressing from a state of primitivism and barbarity towards civilization is simply and flatly inaccurate. "Barbarism and civilization were not successive stages in the progress of the world," he affirms, with arguments drawn from the histories of both Egypt and Babylon.< Less
THE EVERLASTING MAN By G.K. Chesterton
Paperback: $14.98
Prints in 3-5 business days
What, if anything, is it that makes the human uniquely human? This, in part, is the question that G.K. Chesterton starts with in this classic exploration of human history. Responding to the... More > evolutionary materialism of his contemporary (and antagonist) H.G. Wells, Chesterton in this work affirms human uniqueness and the unique message of the Christian faith. Writing in a time when social Darwinism was rampant, Chesterton instead argued that the idea that society has been steadily progressing from a state of primitivism and barbarity towards civilization is simply and flatly inaccurate. "Barbarism and civilization were not successive stages in the progress of the world," he affirms, with arguments drawn from the histories of both Egypt and Babylon.< Less
The Man Who Was Thursday : A Nightmare (Illustrated) By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (ePub): $1.99
A novel sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller. In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new... More > acquaintance to go undercover in Europe’s Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of “Thursday.”< Less
The Ball and the Cross. By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (ePub): $2.99
The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton has 20 chapters: (I. A DISCUSSION SOMEWHAT IN THE AIR II. THE RELIGION OF THE STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE III. SOME OLD CURIOSITIES IV. A DISCUSSION AT DAWN V.... More > 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) and this book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format.< Less
Magic, A Fantastic Comedy (the play) By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (PDF): $2.95
Magic was G.K. Chesterton's first play. When it appeared, his reputation had already been made: his occasionally ramshackle brilliance could illuminate essays (The Defendant), novels (The Napoleon of... More > Notting Hill, The Man Who Was Thursday), criticism (Robert Browning, Charles Dickens), philosophy (Orthodoxy), detective stories (The Innocence of Father Brown), verse (The Ballad of the White Horse) ... and more. It was Chesterton's literary sparring partner George Bernard Shaw who demanded that he write a play. A 1908 letter threatens: "I shall repeat my public challenge to you; vaunt my superiority; insult your corpulence; torture Belloc; if necessary, call on you and steal your wife's affections by intellectual and athletic displays, until you contribute something to the British drama." Shaw even issued Chesterton with a plot, about the horrified return of St.Augustine to the England he dimly remembered converting. Unfortunately this play was never written. The indirect result was Magic.< Less
The Complete Father Brown Mysteries By G.K. Chesterton
Paperback: List Price: $19.99 $14.99 | You Save: 25%
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Complete Father Brown Mysteries includes 24 stories featuring G. K. Chesterton’s eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. These mysteries are the original source material for the current hit BBC TV... More > show Father Brown starring Mark Williams. Chesterton’s priest-sleuth was loosely based on Father John O'Connor, a parish priest in Bradford, who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922. By bringing murder and mayhem into the genteel setting of a village parish, Chesterton pioneered the ‘cozy’ mystery genre which Agatha Christie and others would further develop in subsequent decades.< Less
Heretics By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (PDF): $2.50
British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for... More > instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language First published in 1904, this allegorical fantasy is, perhaps, Chesterton's most curious book, a futuristic satire on public apathy, the corruption of the ruling class, and the collapse of local tradition.< Less
Heretics By G.K. Chesterton
Paperback: $8.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for... More > instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language First published in 1904, this allegorical fantasy is, perhaps, Chesterton's most curious book, a futuristic satire on public apathy, the corruption of the ruling class, and the collapse of local tradition.< Less
The Man Who Knew Too Much By G.K. Chesterton
eBook (ePub): $1.37
In the book‘The Man Who Knew Too Much' Horne Fisher the eponymous hero is connected and indeed related to many of the high-ranking politicians of his age and thus ‘knows too much’... More > about the background of the mysteries in which he becomes embroiled and which he unravels. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential and prolific English writer of the early 20th century. He was a journalist, a poet and a novelist. He wrote 80 books and 200 short stories in addition to his other work.< Less

Top 10

see more >
 
 
 
 
 
4
My Wars My Wars By Richard Bushong
Paperback: $14.36
 
 
 
 
6
Vein Book Vein Book By Eric Dohner
Paperback: $10.00
 
 
7
About Face About Face By Eric Dohner
Paperback: $10.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
10
What May Come What May Come By Robert Grant
Paperback: $12.71