Poetry Books by G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Well and the Shallows Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Published Date: 2006
Categories: Religion
One of Chesterton's last books, this book is considered by Chesterton critics and fans as one of his finest collections of essays on a variety of cultural, social and moral issues that seem even more urgent today. His trademark wit and perceptive analysis of the absurdities and excesses of modern life are here, but with a more serious tone than usual.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Father Brown of the Church of Rome Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 2002-08-01
Categories: Fiction
A unique collection of 10 of the best of Chesterton's famous Fr. Brown mysteries, this book's focus is on the stories that emphasize the role of Brown's Catholic faith in helping solve the murders. This is a special deluxe edition.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published Date: 2013-05-04
Categories: Fiction
Rabelais, or his wild illustrator Gustave Dore, must have had something to do with the designing of the things called flats in England and America. There is something entirely Gargantuan in the idea of economising space by piling houses on top of each other, front doors and all. And in the chaos and complexity of those perpendicular streets anything may dwell or happen, and it is in one of them, I believe, that the inquirer may find the offices of the Club of Queer Trades. It may be thought at the first glance that the name would attract and startle the passer-by, but nothing attracts or startles in these dim immense hives.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Father Brown Crime Stories Authors: G. K. Chesterton, Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Outlet
Published Date: 1990
Categories: Brown, Father (Fictitious character)
Critically acclaimed and universally beloved, these unsurpassed crime storiesreveal the uncanny detective skills of the little priest with the dull roundface--Father Brown.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Robert Browning Authors: G. K. Chesterton, Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
Published Date: 1961
Categories: Religion
On the subject of Browning's work innumerable things have been said and remain to be said; of his life, considered as a narrative of facts, there is little or nothing to say. It was a lucid and public and yet quiet life, which culminated in one great dramatic test of character, and then fell back again into this union of quietude and publicity. And yet, in spite of this, it is a great deal more difficult to speak finally about his life than about his work. His work has the mystery which belongs to the complex; his life the much greater mystery which belongs to the simple. He was clever enough to understand his own poetry; and if he understood it, we can understand it. But he was also entirely unconscious and impulsive, and he was never clever enough to understand his own character; consequently we may be excused if that part of him which was hidden from him is partly hidden from us.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Innocence of Father Brown Authors: G.K. Chesterton, Wyatt North
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Published Date: 2019-12-20
Categories: Fiction
Chesterton's Father Brown is a stocky, Roman Catholic priest - an unlikely detective. The Innocence of Father Brown consists of twelve books and was first published in 1911.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Man Who Was Thursday Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2009-04-01
Categories: Fiction
The metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, written by G. K. Chesterton in 1908, deals with a philosophical or theological anarchism; more a rejection of God than a rejection of government. The novel was described by Adam Gopnik as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges."

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Outline of Sanity Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Published Date: 2016-12-09
Categories: Business & Economics
This antiquarian book contains Gilbert Keith Chesterton's 1926 thesis, "The Outline of Sanity". Within this famous book Chesterton explores the subjects of poverty, concentration of wealth, work, agriculture, machinery, and capital gain. Chesterton championed wealth distribution, but was staunchly opposed to socialism; he was an advocate of private ownership, but was an anti-capitalist. This fascinating text will appeal to those with an interest in economics, and it constitutes a veritable must-read for fans of Chesterton's seminal work. The chapters of this book include: "Some General Ideas", "The Beginning of the Quarrel", "The Peril of the Hour", "The Chance of Recovery", "Some Aspects of Big Business", "The Bluff of the Big Shops", "A Misunderstanding about Method", "A Case in Point", "The Tyranny of Trusts", "Some Aspects of the Land", etcetera. We are republishing this vintage text now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a new biography of the author.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Napoleon of Notting Hill Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2009-04-01
Categories: Fiction
The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a futuristic novel set in London in 1984. Chesterton envisions neither great technological leaps nor totalitarian suppression. Instead, England is ruled by a series of randomly selected Kings, because people have become entirely indifferent. The joker Auberon Quin is crowned and he instates elaborate costumes for every sector of London. All the city's provosts are bored with the idea except for the earnest young Adam Wayne - the Napoleon of Notting Hill.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book All Is Grist - A Book of Essays Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Published Date: 2014-04-10
Categories: Literary Collections
This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. 'All is Grist' is a collection of essays. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Orthodoxy Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: e-artnow
Published Date: 2018-10-11
Categories: Religion
Orthodoxy is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it." In it, Chesterton presents an original view of Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural human needs, the "answer to a riddle" in his own words, and not simply as an arbitrary truth received from somewhere outside the boundaries of human experience.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book G.F. Watts Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Published Date: 2007-11-01
Categories: Art
British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was an arts critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language. First published in 1904, this is Chesterton's analysis of English painter and sculptor George Frederick Watts. One of his first books, it explores, through Chesterton's own artistic eye, the meanings and the beauty of the work of one of the most honored artists of his day, and remains an incisive masterpiece of critical thought. This replica edition includes all the original illustrations, including the beautiful sepia tones of Watts' paintings.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book The Illustrated London News, 1932-1934 Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Published Date: 2011-03-25
Categories: Literary Collections
This volume contains all of G.K. Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News from 1932 to 1934. Most of the weekly articles have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing. The breadth and depth of his knowledge - from history to politics to English fads and conventions - never fail to impress, and his wit is as refreshing as when these pieces were first written.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Lepanto Authors: G.K. Chesterton
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Published Date: 2012-06-06
Categories: History
Hilaire Belloc called "Lepanto" Chesterton's greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes neglected this masterpiece of rhyme and meter, History classes have neglected the story of the pivotal battle upon which the poem is based. This book brings together the poem, the historical background of the famous battle, a riveting account of the battle itself, and a discussion of its historical consequences. The poem is fully annotated, and is supplemented with two interesting essays by Chesterton himself. Well-known Chesterton expert, Dale Ahlquist, has gathered together all the insightful commentaries and explanatory notes. Here is the story behind the modern conflict between Christianity and Islam, between Protestant and Catholic Europe, and the origin of the Feast of the Holy Rosary. A fascinating blend of literature, history, religion and romance!

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book A Short History of England Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2011-02-01
Categories: History
England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Charles Dickens Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Published Date: 2007
Categories:
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1907 Edition.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book Father Brown Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Collector's Library
Published Date: 2003
Categories: Brown, Father (Fictitious character)
Shrewd and punctilious, with an intuitive awareness of the dark secrets of human nature gained in the confessional, Father Brown is well equipped to uncover the startling truth wherever murder, mayhem and mystery stalk society.

G. K. Chesterton Books, G. K. Chesterton poetry book St. Thomas Aquinas Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Published Date: 2012-03-07
Categories: Religion
Chesterton's customary wit and engaging storytelling provide a brief but vivid profile. He focuses on the saint's life, rather than on theology, to illustrate Thomas's relevance to modern readers.



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