Heretics [NOOK Book]

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One of Chesterton's earliest books, Heretics, is also one of his best. Overflowing with characteristic wit, incisiveness, and splendid gusto, here is Chesterton's razor-sharp analysis of the fallacies of modern thought as exemplified in the leading writers of the time. Nietzsche, Shaw, Yeats, Kipling, Ibsen, H.G. Wells and others, are all submitted to a ruthless Chestertonian examination. However, true to his character, Chesterton gives the antagonist his due, while allowing the...
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Overview

One of Chesterton's earliest books, Heretics, is also one of his best. Overflowing with characteristic wit, incisiveness, and splendid gusto, here is Chesterton's razor-sharp analysis of the fallacies of modern thought as exemplified in the leading writers of the time. Nietzsche, Shaw, Yeats, Kipling, Ibsen, H.G. Wells and others, are all submitted to a ruthless Chestertonian examination. However, true to his character, Chesterton gives the antagonist his due, while allowing the reader to celebrate the real value of his work.

Social criticism based on his journalistic work, first published in 1905.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000751558
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,154,735
  • File size: 611 KB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics such as Orthodoxy and Heretics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in The Innocence of Father Brown. Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy     1
On the Negative Spirit     10
On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and making the World Small     19
Mr. Bernard Shaw     29
Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants     38
Christmas and the AEsthetes     53
Omar and the Sacred Vine     60
The Mildness of the Yellow Press     67
The Moods of Mr. George Moore     77
On Sandals and Simplicity     81
Science and the Savages     86
Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson     93
Celts and Celtophiles     105
On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family     110
On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set     121
On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity     134
On the Wit of Whistler     146
The Fallacy of the Young Nation     154
Slum Novelists and the Slums     167
Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy     178
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    Excellent in places, but Othodoxy is Chesterton's best

    This was scanned in, so errors appear about once every five lines, still readable however. If you have not read Chesterton, read his Orthodoxy. Heretics is a collection of his critiques of his commtemporary thinkers, many of whom may not be famikiar to you.r

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