G.K. Chesterton: 29 books

G.K. Chesterton: 29 books

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 
This book-collection file includes 29 books -- 10 books of fiction (The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown) and 19 collections of essays (All Things Considered, The

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This book-collection file includes 29 books -- 10 books of fiction (The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown) and 19 collections of essays (All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The Crimes of England, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, A Miscellany of Men, The New Jerusalem, Orthodoxy, Alarms and Discursions, A Short History of England, Twelve Types, Utopia of Usurers and Other, Essays, Varied Types, The Victorian Age in Literature, and What's Wrong with the World). Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox." He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it." As a Christian apologist he is widely admired throughout many religious denominations, as well as by many non-Christians[citation needed]. As a political thinker, he 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000738870
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
10/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,687
File size:
10 MB

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G.K. Chesterton: 29 books 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
77spud83 More than 1 year ago
I am on his train being taken to places and experiences that I have never been before. The train makes some very obvious stops and some stops that I could have never imagined. At the stops not imagined I recognize that the train has gone somewhere that I did not expect and my new thoughts as to where we are going are probably not where we will actually end up. So is the story of the Ball and the Cross. I had to put it down for things like going to bed, to eat, to work... such distractions are good for the story line because... I just needed a good break. I was tempted to give hints of the train and the thoughts that came with the story... No, just enjoy it for yourselves. Yours, 77spud83
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only the father brown stories keep our interest and though dated are classic mysteries readable there is the usual font size difficulty in obtaining readable print cant reduce prooerly or enlarge or faded print wirth the money but again nlt comfortable to access buska
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