Alarms and Discurions

Alarms and Discurions

by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

Fantastic collection of short tales. Mystery, suspense, romance. About Gargoyles:

Alone at some distance from the wasting walls of a disused abbey I found half sunken in the grass the grey and goggle-eyed visage of one of those graven monsters that made the ornamental water-spouts in the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. It lay there, scoured by ancient rains…  See more details below

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Fantastic collection of short tales. Mystery, suspense, romance. About Gargoyles:

Alone at some distance from the wasting walls of a disused abbey I found half sunken in the grass the grey and goggle-eyed visage of one of those graven monsters that made the ornamental water-spouts in the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. It lay there, scoured by ancient rains or striped by recent fungus, but still looking like the head of some huge dragon slain by a primeval hero. And as I looked at it, I thought of the meaning of the grotesque, and passed into some symbolic reverie of the three great stages of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015125290
Publisher:
Classic Short Stories
Publication date:
09/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
145
File size:
117 KB

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