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The Napoleon of Notting Hill

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill was written by Gilbert K. Chesterton and first published in 1904. In a London of the future, the drudgery of capitalism and bureaucracy have worn the human spirit down to the point where it can barely stand. When a pint-sized clerk named Auberon Quinn is randomly selected as head of state, he decides to turn London into a medieval carnival

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill was written by Gilbert K. Chesterton and first published in 1904. In a London of the future, the drudgery of capitalism and bureaucracy have worn the human spirit down to the point where it can barely stand. When a pint-sized clerk named Auberon Quinn is randomly selected as head of state, he decides to turn London into a medieval carnival for his own amusement. One man, Adam Wayne, takes the new order of things seriously, organizing a Notting Hill army to fight invaders from other neighborhoods. At first his project baffles everyone, but eventually his dedication proves infectious, with delightful results. The Napoleon of Notting Hill was Chesterton's first novel and has been called the best first novel by any author in the twentieth century.

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ISBN-13:
2940012665096
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
04/08/2011
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File size:
318 KB

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I originally wanted to read this book because I had heard so much about G. K. Chesterton. I had read the Complete Father Brown mysteries many years ago, but now wanted to read something else by him and had to start somewhere. It sounds like I picked a good book of his to begin with, it supposedly being one of his best fiction books. However, I honestly was disappointed. Not because Chesterton was a bad writer and that this was a bad book, but because I am an average reader and had a hard time trying to understand what the writer was saying. Most times, I always had the feeling that I was missing the point altogether. It would probably have been better to read a companion guide to the book or something. I was able to find some inspiring quotes throughout the book, and towards the end, I found myself liking Adam Wayne immensely (I can identify with the character and his love for his hometown in the face of people wanting to come in and ruin the very things that are lovely about it). Good book? Probably. But an average reader (like myself) will have a hard time understanding it unless using a companion guide. I would recommend it to anybody who admires C. S. Lewis (since Lewis admired Chesterton) and those who love high art and literature.
Lydia Nevin More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and sometimes thought-provoking. If you have the right sense of humor, it's lots of fun. Some parts get a little slow, but it's well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several OCR errors on every page, not worth trying to read in this format
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I recognized some of the humour but I just couldn't stay interested in this book. Written in turn of the century english with archaic slang and dialectical nuances it just doesn't have any flow to it. I'd much rather read a play in old english than this. And that's saying something.
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Nancy Greene More than 1 year ago
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