The Woman Who Was Chesterton

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Author: Nancy Carpentier Brown

Publisher: ACS Books

ISBN: 1505104769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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This is a love story. But it is also a detective story. And best of all, it is a true story, told here for the the first time. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a romantic, a writer of detective tales, and a teller of the truth. His own story and the stories he told are becoming better and better known. But what has remained unknown is the story of the most important person in his life: his wife Frances. Nancy Carpentier Brown has done incredible detective work to uncover the mystery of Frances, tracking a figure who managed to leave very few traces of herself. It is quite likely that as more is discovered about Frances, more biographies will be written of her, and they will be even more complete. But they will all come back to this one. -Dale Ahlquist, from the Foreword

Orthodoxy

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Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Apologetics

Page: 287

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The Secret of Father Brown

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755100271

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Father Brown, an unassuming and shabbily dressed priest, possesses an incredible ability to solve crimes and murders. Here he reveals the secret of his success. This fourth collection contains the magnificent 'The Chief Mourner of Marne'- a fascinating story with unexpected twists - about a duel and a case of mistaken identity.

G. K. Chesterton

A Biography

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Author: Ian Ker

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620564

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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G. K. Chesterton is remembered as a brilliant creator of nonsense and satirical verse, author of the Father Brown stories and the innovative novel, The Man who was Thursday, and yet today he is not counted among the major English novelists and poets. However, this major new biography argues that Chesterton should be seen as the successor of the great Victorian prose writers, Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin, and above all Newman. Chesterton's achievement as one of the great English literary critics has not hitherto been fully recognized, perhaps because his best literary criticism is of prose rather than poetry. Ian Ker remedies this neglect, paying particular attention to Chesterton's writings on the Victorians, especially Dickens. As a social and political thinker, Chesterton is contrasted here with contemporary intellectuals like Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells in his championing of democracy and the masses. Pre-eminently a controversialist, as revealed in his prolific journalistic output, he became a formidable apologist for Christianity and Catholicism, as well as a powerful satirist of anti-Catholicism. This full-length life of G. K. Chesterton is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the writer. It draws on many unpublished letters and papers to evoke Chesterton's joyful humour, his humility and affinity to the common man, and his love of the ordinary things of life.

The Ballad of the White Horse

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Author: G. K. Chesterton,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Aeterna Press

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The Man Who Was G. K. Chesterton

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Author: Michael Coren

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573831956

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Coren's book is indispensable for helping readers better understand the private side of Chesterton.

Heretics

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121283

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Focusing on "heretics" — those who pride themselves in their superiority to conservative views — Chesterton appraises prominent figures from the literary and art worlds such as Kipling, Shaw, Wells, and Whistler.

Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy

The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

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Author: William Oddie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614866

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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On the publication of Orthodoxy in 1908, Wilfrid Ward hailed G. K. Chesterton as a prophetic figure whose thought was to be classed with that Burke, Butler, Coleridge, and John Henry Newman. When Chesterton died in 1936, T. S. Eliot pronounced that 'Chesterton's social and economic ideas were the ideas for his time that were fundamentally Christian and Catholic'. But how did he come by these ideas? Eliot noted that he attached 'significance also to his development, to his beginnings as well as to his ends, and to the movement from one to the other'. It is on that development that this book is focused. Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy is an exploration of G.K. Chesterton's imaginative and spiritual development, from his early childhood in the 1870s to his intellectual maturity in the first decade of the twentieth century. William Oddie draws extensively on Chesterton's unpublished letters and notebooks, his journalism, and his early classic writings, to reveal the writer in his own words. In the first major study of Chesterton to draw on this source material, Oddie charts the progression of Chesterton's ideas from his first story (composed at the age of three and dictated to his aunt Rose) to his apologetic masterpiece Orthodoxy, in which he openly established the intellectual foundations on which the prolific writing of his last three decades would build. Part One explores the years of Chesterton's obscurity; his childhood, his adolescence, his years as a student and a young adult. Part Two examines Chesterton's emergence on to the public stage, his success as one of the leading journalists of his day, and his growing renown as a man of letters. Written to engage all with an interest in Chesterton's life and times, Oddie's accessible style ably conveys the warmth and subtlety of thought that delighted the first readership of the enigmatic GKC.

Manalive

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Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Eccentrics and eccentricities

Page: 383

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The Everlasting Man

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117383

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Chesterton's view of Christianity — as a blend of philosophy and mythology, satisfying intellect and spirit — applies to his brilliant book, which appeals to readers' heads as well as their hearts.

What's Wrong with the World

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Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: London ; Toronto : Cassell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social problems

Page: 292

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Father Brown

Selected Stories

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633051

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Father Brown is a small, round Catholic priest with a highly developed understanding of the criminal mind, derived from his time listening to men confess their sins. His diminutive presence disguises a powerful intellect and ability to solve the strangest crimes in the most fascinating manner. This collection of stories draws upon all five Father Brown books and demonstrates the considerable range of those tales. From the unparalleled invention of "The Blue Cross" to the bizarre mystery of "The Blast of the Book", these stories contain as much wisdom as they do wonder.

The Blue Cross (a Father Brown Story)

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530949052

Category:

Page: 24

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Between the silver ribbon of morning and the green glittering ribbon of sea, the boat touched Harwich and let loose a swarm of folk like flies, among whom the man we must follow was by no means conspicuous-nor wished to be. There was nothing notable about him, except a slight contrast between the holiday gaiety of his clothes and the official gravity of his face.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609773659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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1928. G.K. Chesterton was a journalist, poet, novelist, playwright, debater, and Catholic apologist in the early twentieth century. When Stevenson first appeared, Sir Edmund Gosse, England's leading literary critic, wrote: I have just finished reading the book in which you smite the detractors of R.L.S. hip and thigh. I cannot express without a sort of hyperbole, the sentiments which you have awakened; of joy, of satisfaction, of relief, of malicious and vindictive pleasure. We are avenged at last...It is and always since his death has been impossible for me to write anything which went below the surface of R.L.S. I loved him, and still love him, too tenderly to analyze him. But you, who have the privilege of not being dazzled by having known him, have taken the task into your strong competent hands. You could not have done it better. The latest survivor, the only survivor, of his little early circle of intimate friends thanks you from the bottom of his heart.

Saint Francis of Assisi

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Author: G.K. Chesterton,Wyatt North

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1622780361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Saint Francis of Assisi Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. On March 13, 2013, upon his election as Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, becoming Pope Francis. G.K. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics, and even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as his biography on Saint Francis. Chesterton has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.”

The Flying Inn

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Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drinking of alcoholic beverages

Page: 320

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As I Was Saying

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Author: G.K. Chesterton

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518303900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 218

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G.K. Chesterton was an English writer, theologian and poet. Chesterton, also known as the prince of paradox, wrote on a vast variety of subjects using an unorthodox yet interesting writing style. This edition of As I Was Saying includes a table of contents.

The Return of Don Quixote

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 075511647X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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When Michael Herne is asked to play a king in a medieval play he reluctantly agrees. After the play is over, other actors find it impossible to return to their real character. Set in the early 20th Century, this is the intriguing story of the rise of a new Don Quixote who introduces a medieval government into the world of big business.

Eugenics and Other Evils

An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State

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Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton,Michael Wiley Perry

Publisher: Inkling Books

ISBN: 9781587420023

Category: Science

Page: 179

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During the first three decades of the twentieth century, eugenics, the scientific control of human breeding, was a popular cause within enlightened and progressive segments of the English-speaking world. The New York Times eagerly supported it, gushing about the wonderful "new science." Prominent scientists, such as the plant biologist Luther Burbank, were among its most enthusiastic supporters. And the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations generously funded eugenic research intended to distinguish the 'fit' from the 'unfit.'