Poetry Books by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Lepanto Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Published Date: 2004
Categories: Poetry
Includes two essays by Chesterton, "The true romance" and "If Don John of Austria had married Mary, Queen of Scots."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Twelve Types Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 1906
Categories: Biography
This 1906 volume offers a collection of the prominent English writer's essays, including his study of Charlotte Brontë.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book A Defence of Nonsense Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 1911
Categories: English essays
This short volume contains an essay on the genre of nonsense literature, which includes a discussion of the works of Lewis Carroll.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Irish Impressions Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 2017-12-07
Categories: Travel
In this collection of papers the author, in his characteristically discursive fashion, gives his impressions of the Irish character as an almost paradoxical combination of visionary dreamer and practical peasant. He emphasizes the fundamental differences between the English and the Irish out of which arise many if not all the tragic mistakes made on both sides.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book A G.K. Chesterton Anthology Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 1985
Categories: English literature
George Bernard Shaw called him a colossal genius. Pope Pius XI called him a devoted son of the Holy Church and a gifted defender of the faith. This anthology features a wide-ranging selection from Chesterton's works, including a complete novel, "The man who was Thursday; excerpts from "Heretics," "Orthodoxy," and "A short history of England;" a selection of poems; and an excerpt from the popular Father Brown detective stories.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Father Brown Stories Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 1974
Categories: Brown, Father (Fictitious character)
Father Brown is among the best-loved of the immortals of English literature. In this book can be found the complete Father Brown stories published by G. K. Chesterton, of the priest-detective.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Tremendous Trifles Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Darwen Finlayson
Published Date: 1909
Categories: English essays
So it was, certainly, with the Bastille. The destruction of the Bastille was not a reform; it was something more important than a reform. It was an iconoclasm; it was the breaking of a stone image. The people saw the building like a giant looking at them with a score of eyes, and they struck at it as at a carved fact. For of all the shapes in which that immense illusion called materialism can terrify the soul, perhaps the most oppressive are big buildings. Man feels like a fly, an accident, in the thing he has himself made. It requires a violent effort of the spirit to remember that man made this confounding thing and man could unmake it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Crimes of England Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 2017-12-07
Categories: Literary Collections
Brilliant, political, historical, social, and topical literary essays. A list of England's crimes is furnished, but they are not those of which she was accused by the Germans. Among the best chapters is "The Awakening of England", and among the finest writing is the last chapter, on the Battle of the Marne. It is good to read Mr. Chesterton once more and to read him at his best.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Way of Wonder Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 2016-04-01
Categories: Religion
"Introduces readers to Chesterton's signature joyful wonder before the mysteries of life"--

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Works of G.K. Chesterton Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher:
Published Date: 2008
Categories: Brown, Father (Fictitious character)
An extensive selection of the works of one of the finest and most prolific writers of the twentieth century.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Eugenics and other Evils Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date:
Categories: Social Science
Before he has turned over half-a-dozen pages of Mr. Chesterton's book, the reader will feel as if he had been out in a high wind. Not, of course, the cold, steady-blowing north-easter that turns your clothes to paper, that blues your nose and finger-tips and temper. Never for one moment could the storm that rages between the covers of Eugenics and Other Evils be likened to that sort of thing. The book is chiefly concerned to oppose the segregation of the feeble-minded, and the principal argument brought forward by Mr. Chesterton is that, in the case of the proposed and current legislation about feeble-mindedness, wc are treating this state in exactly the same way as we treat lunacy, whereas, says he, insanity is a definite state, "an isolated thing like leprosy." There is an abysmal distance between the lunatic and the ordinary man, but when we come to feeble-mindedness there is no such line of demarcation.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Prophet of Orthodoxy Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Russell Sparkes
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Published Date: 1997
Categories: Religion
This anthology is compiled from the best of G.K. Chesterton's religious writings, including Orthodoxy, The Everlasting Man, The Book of Job and his poetry. There is an introduction on Chesterton's life and the relevance of his writings today.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Alarms and Discursions Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 1926
Categories: Literary Collections
If Mr. Chesterton had been permitted to have his own way this handful of papers would have been sent out under the title of "Gargoyles." Perhaps the publisher foresaw horror upon the faces of really unimaginative readers when once brought face to face with a "monster" title; so it was changed to "Alarms and discursions," as indefinite and capable of possibilities as one could wish. "Fragments of futile journalism or fleeting impressions," Mr. Chesterton calls his essays. "This row of shapeless and ungainly monsters . . . does not consist of separate idols cut out capriciously in lonely valleys or various islands. These monsters are meant for the gargoyles of a definite cathedral. I have to carve the gargoyles, because I can carve nothing else; I leave to others the angels and the arches and the spires." Forty essays, in which excellent common sense and brilliantly phrased wisdom mingle with sheer nonsense.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book A Miscellany of Men Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 2017-11-30
Categories: Literary Collections
Every new volume of Chesterton's essays seems more brilliant, breezily humorous, and astonishingly clever than the last. Nor must one hastily conclude that the author is not profound because he is constantly witty and frequently funny. On the contrary, he reasons admirably and sees keenly and justly. And this combination of snap and sparkle with underlying solid sense make him peculiarly attractive to clever people.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book What's Wrong with the World Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Cassell
Published Date: 1912
Categories: Social problems
What'S Wrong with the World by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, first published in 1910, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Defendant Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 1940
Categories: Literary Collections
In an introduction the author humorously offers his reasons for defending the things not generally liked. Following are special defences of "penny dreadfuls," rash vows, skeletons, publicity, nonsense, planets, China shepherdesses, useful information, heraldry, ugly things, farce, humility, slang, baby worship, detective stories and patriotism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Alarms and Discursions Authors: G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
Publisher: tredition
Published Date: 2012-02-06
Categories: Fiction
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Man who was Thursday Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Published Date: 1986-01-01
Categories: Fiction
Delicious, witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious, and philosophical speculations.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Book of Job Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 1907
Categories: Religion
The Book of Job is among the other Old Testament Books both a philosophical riddle and a historical riddle. Controversy has long raged about which parts of this epic belong to its original scheme and which are interpolations of considerably later date. The doctors disagree, as it is the business of doctors to do; but upon the whole the trend of investigation has always been in the direction of maintaining that the parts interpolated, if any, were the prose prologue and epilogue and possibly the speech of the young man who comes in with an apology at the end. This work contains Chesterton's assumptions and thoughts on this mysterious scripture.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book Saint Francis of Assisi Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
Published Date: 2008
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
A biography of St. Francis of Assisi that highlights his contradictions, showing his affinity for animals and his love for nature, art, and the world of the senses alongside his vow of chastity, life of poverty, and devotion to the Church.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Wisdom of Father Brown Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Published Date: 1928
Categories: Fiction
The small Catholic priest at his best again! "The Wisdom of Father Brown" is full of tales of crime and discovery, clues and false leads and all the rest of the thrilling material which will make any normal human being sit up and keep on sitting up long past the proper hour for bed. The stories deal with the different strata of society, from the ventriloquist (in a London lodging house, who was found tied and apparently gagged, but instead of being the victim of a supposed murderer, was simply interrupted in his secret practice of new tricks) to the mysterious death of a celebrated actress almost in the presence of her five suitors, and the death of a German prince in his forest. Each story is utterly different from the others and each is told with the author's gift to create atmosphere and to keep the reader intensely entertained.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Books, Gilbert Keith Chesterton poetry book The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Authors: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Published Date: 1986
Categories: Religion
The topics of the 150 columns in the volume include: "The Real Problem with Religious Toleration", "The Modern Longing for Slavery", "America in a Rut", "The Ku Klux Klan and American Conservatism", "An Artist's Satire on War", "The Monster Called Man". Volumes 27 through 37 are collected columns from The Illustrated London News Most of the weekly articles Chesterton wrote for The Illustrated London News have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. These volumes contain all of Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News, beginning in 1905. The great majority have never appeared in book form. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing.



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 by Lewis Carroll

Speak roughly to your little boy,
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