G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.
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Orthodoxy, as author G. K. Chesterton employs the term here, means "right opinion." In this, the masterpiece of his brilliant literary career, Chesterton applies the concept of correct reasoning to his acceptance of Christian faith. As he expresses it in his preface, "It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It deals first with all the writer's own solitary and sincere speculations and then with all the startling style in which they are all suddenly satisfied by the Christian Theology. The writer regards it as amounting to a convincing creed. But if it is not that, it is at least a repeated and surprising coincidence."
Written in a down-to-earth and familiar style, Orthodoxy nevertheless presents formal and scholarly arguments in the explanation and defense of the tenets underlying Christianity. Paradox and contradiction, Chesterton maintains, do not constitute barriers to belief; imagination and intuition are as relevant to the processes of thought and understanding as logic and rationality. "Whenever we feel there is something odd in Christian theology," he observes, "we shall generally find that there is something odd in the truth." Chesterton defines his insights with thought-provoking analogies, personal anecdotes, and engaging humor, making his century-old book a work of enduring charm and persuasion.
One of the greatest writers of his time, G. K. Chesterton’s short stories, novels, poetry and essays demonstrate his unparalleled versatility in literature. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete works possible in the US, as well as the usual Delphi bonus texts.

Features:
* concise introductions to the novels and other works
* Father Brown stories, with special index
* the original Father Brown illustrations
* five novels, with contents tables
* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts
* short story and poetry collections, with contents tables
* special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem quickly and easily!
* features 25 non-fiction books, each with contents tables
* unique uncollected essays section, with rare articles by the great essayist
* boasts a special criticism section, with four works examining Chesterton’s contribution to literature, including Patrick Braybrooke’s seminal work GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON
* many images relating to Chesterton’s life, works, places and film adaptations
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Chesterton’s immense oeuvre

Please note: due to US copyright restrictions many of Chesterton’s later works are not available. As soon as more texts become available, they will be added as free updates for customers who have already purchased this eBook.

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CONTENTS:
Father Brown Stories
THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN
THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN
UNCOLLECTED FATHER BROWN STORIES

Index of Father Brown Stories

The Novels
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL
THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
THE BALL AND THE CROSS
MANALIVE
THE FLYING INN

Short Story Collections
THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
MAGIC
THE TURKEY AND THE TURK

The Poetry Collections
GREYBEARDS AT PLAY
THE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMS
THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THE DEFENDANT
ROBERT BROWNING
TWELVE TYPES
HERETICS
VARIED TYPES
CHARLES DICKENS
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
TREMENDOUS TRIFLES
ORTHODOXY
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS
ALARMS AND DISCURSIONS
A MISCELLANY OF MEN
THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE
THE APPETITE OF TYRANNY
THE CRIMES OF ENGLAND
LORD KITCHENER
UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYS
A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND
IRISH IMPRESSIONS
THE SUPERSTITION OF DIVORCE
THE NEW JERUSALEM
WHAT I SAW IN AMERICA
EUGENICS AND OTHER EVILS
UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS

The Criticism
MR. G.K. CHESTERTON AND MR. HILAIRE BELLOC by Robert Lynd
G. K. CHESTERTON, A CRITICAL STUDY by Julius West
MR. G.K. CHESTERTON’S POINT OF VIEW by John Kelman
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Patrick Braybrooke
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