The Ballad of the White Horse [NOOK Book]

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people--such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells--with whom he vehemently disagreed. ...

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Overview

About the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people--such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells--with whom he vehemently disagreed. Chesterton had no difficulty standing up for what he believed. He was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. His 1922 Eugenics and Other Evils attacked what was at that time the most progressive of all ideas, the idea that the human race could and should breed a superior version of itself. In the Nazi experience, history demonstrated the wisdom of his once "reactionary" views. His poetry runs the gamut from the comic The Logical Vegetarian to dark and serious ballads. During the dark days of 1940, when Britain stood virtually alone against the armed might of Nazi Germany, his 1911 Ballad of the White Horse was often quoted.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044442009
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,253,108
  • File size: 3 MB

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Geboren am 29.05.1874 in London; gestorben am 14.06.1936 in Beaconsfield.

Chesterton war der Sohn eines Auktionators. Er besuchte die Kunstschule und arbeitete als Karrikaturist und Journalist. Ab 1900 war er hauptberuflich Schriftsteller. Er heiratete 1901. Chesterton betÃĪtigte sich in allen literarischen Sparten. Bekannt geworden ist er ist er vor allem durch seine Detektivgeschichten des "Father Brown".

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Table of Contents


Book I
The Vision of the KIng
Book II
The Gathering of the Chiefs
Book III
The Harp of Alfred
Book IV
The Woman in the Forest
Book V
Ethandune: The First Stroke
Book VI
Ethandune: The Slaying of the Chiefs
Book VII
Ethandune: The Last Charge
Book VIII
The Scouring of the Horse
 
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