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The Ballad of the White Horse

The Ballad of the White Horse

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G.K. Chesterton was a legendary English writer who is often referred to as the prince of paradox. Due to Chesterton's unique writing style and numerous works in many genres, he is still one of the most widely read authors today. Whether it be the Father Brown detective stories or his great apologetic books The Everlasting Man and Orthodoxy, most people have come

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G.K. Chesterton was a legendary English writer who is often referred to as the prince of paradox. Due to Chesterton's unique writing style and numerous works in many genres, he is still one of the most widely read authors today. Whether it be the Father Brown detective stories or his great apologetic books The Everlasting Man and Orthodoxy, most people have come across Chesterton's work.

The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem that describes King Alfred's battle against the Danes in 878.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781533119773
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2016
Pages:
90

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox". Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out." For example, Chesterton wrote "Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it." Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both liberalism and conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position with Catholicism more and more, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius".

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Ballad of the White Horse 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This copy is very jumbled and hard to read....good book, but get a different version.
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