A Short History of England (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Short History of England (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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Setting out to pen a popular history book “from the standpoint of a member of the public,” Chesterton more than achieved his goal. Moving cohesively through England’s history, Chesterton uses broad strokes but not without his characteristic wit and style. While trounced by some critics, George Bernard Shaw praised the book and pronounced Chesterton &…  See more details below

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Setting out to pen a popular history book “from the standpoint of a member of the public,” Chesterton more than achieved his goal. Moving cohesively through England’s history, Chesterton uses broad strokes but not without his characteristic wit and style. While trounced by some critics, George Bernard Shaw praised the book and pronounced Chesterton “the most concise and the fullest historian” ever produced by England.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411445314
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
846,511
File size:
400 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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A Short History Of England 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chesterton wrote about absolutely everything, his home country being only one of thousands of topics. And while this essay is entitled "A Short History of England", there's nothing truly historic about it. What makes it a good read is his enthusiasm on the topic, and his inner voice. I definitely recommend it, unless you truly are searching for a historical piece of literature, in which case this isn't for you.
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JEL81 More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the worst books I have ever tried to read. I stuggled up to 40 pages of it and I know absolutely nothing more about English history now than what I did beforehand. The writings seem more to be the author's personal opinions rambling on forever on subjets vaguely connected with the topic but shedding almost no information on the history. A good examle is the chapter entitled "THe Crusades" wherein there appears to be nothing at all on the history of the Crusades.