The Napoleon of Notting Hill - The Original Classic Edition

The Napoleon of Notting Hill - The Original Classic Edition

by Gilbert K. Chesterton
     
 

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Napoleon of Notting Hill.

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Napoleon of Notting Hill.

This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Gilbert K. Chesterton, which is now, at last, again available to you.

Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Napoleon of Notting Hill:

Pellkins, in a fine passage,-just as when we see a pig in a litter larger than the other pigs, we know that by an unalterable law of the Inscrutable it will some day be larger than an elephant,-just as we know, when we see weeds and dandelions growing more and more thickly in a garden, that they must, in spite of all our efforts, grow taller than the chimney-pots and swallow the house from sight, so we know and reverently acknowledge, that when any power in human politics has shown for any period of time any considerable activity, it will go on until it reaches to the sky.

...The weather, though cold and blank, was now quite clear, and across the dull brown of the wood pavement and between the dull grey terraces was moving[Pg 31] something not to be seen for miles round-not to be seen perhaps at that time in England-a man dressed in bright colours.

...But even those who remembered the last Life Guards and Lancers who disappeared in 1912 must have known at a glance that this was not, and never had been, an English uniform; and this conviction would have been heightened by the yellow aquiline face, like Dante carved in bronze, which rose, crowned with white hair, out of the green military collar, a keen and distinguished, but not an English face.

...The men who lounged and wondered behind him followed partly with an astonishment at his brilliant uniform, that is to say, partly because of that instinct which makes us all follow one who looks like a madman, but far more because of that instinct which makes all men follow (and worship) any one who chooses to behave like a king.

...To think what time was wasted in arguing about the House of Lords, Tories[Pg 44] saying it ought to be preserved because it was clever, and Radicals saying it ought to be destroyed because it was stupid, and all the time no one saw that it was right because it was stupid, because that chance mob of ordinary men thrown there by accident of blood, were a great democratic protest against the Lower House, against the eternal insolence of the aristocracy of talents.

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ISBN-13:
9781486152964
Publisher:
Emereo Pty Ltd
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.17(d)

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