The Napoleon of Notting Hill (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Napoleon of Notting Hill (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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Chesterton’s first novel is set in London in 1984, eighty years in the future, where political indifference has swept over the land, and a new King jokingly decrees a revival of medieval heraldry throughout London. The ruse is taken seriously by the title character, Adam Wayne, who aims to fight to the finish to defend Notting Hill. At once humorous and

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Chesterton’s first novel is set in London in 1984, eighty years in the future, where political indifference has swept over the land, and a new King jokingly decrees a revival of medieval heraldry throughout London. The ruse is taken seriously by the title character, Adam Wayne, who aims to fight to the finish to defend Notting Hill. At once humorous and absorbing, it is a fine example of Chesterton’s first-rate storytelling

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435292
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
830,376
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was was known as the “prince of paradox,” and a prolific and influential English writer known for the wide-range of his talents, which included mysteries, fantasies, and Christian apologetics. A spirited Catholic polemicist, he was the author of the beloved Father Brown mysteries, as well as of the classic metaphysical thriller, The Man Who Was Thursday.

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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
Still holds up
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