The Ballad of the White Horse

The Ballad of the White Horse

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781406590852
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
01/25/2008
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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