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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THE G. K. CHESTERTON COLLECTION [50 BOOKS]

G. K. CHESTERTON


 — 50 Books in One: 22 Non-Fiction, 11 Fiction, 8 Biographies, 4 Poetry, 1 Play, 3 Critiques, 1 Introduction

 — Over 2.3 Million Words in one E-Book

 — Includes an Introduction to Gilbert Keith Chesterton

 — Includes an Active Index to all books and 50 Table of Contents for each book

 — Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Whenever possible, Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, and allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.


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 Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both progressivism and conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius".


INCLUDED BOOKS:


GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON


—NON-FICTION—


HERETICS

ORTHODOXY

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD

WHAT I SAW IN AMERICA

THE NEW JERUSALEM

IRISH IMPRESSIONS

A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND

EUGENICS AND OTHER EVILS

THE SUPERSTITION OF DIVORCE

THE APPETITE OF TYRANNY

THE CRIMES OF ENGLAND

THE BLATCHFORD CONTROVERSIES

THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE

A MISCELLANY OF MEN

ALARMS AND DISCURSIONS

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

THE DEFENDANT

TREMENDOUS TRIFLES

UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYS

THE USES OF DIVERSITY

ESSAYS BY CHESTERTON

A CHESTERTON CALENDAR


—FICTION—


THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN

THE WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL

THE FLYING INN

MANALIVE

THE BALL AND THE CROSS

THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES

THE TREES OF PRIDE

OTHER STORIES


—BIOGRAPHY—


VARIED TYPES

CHARLES DICKENS

APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

ROBERT BROWNING

WILLIAM BLAKE

G.F. WATTS

BIOGRAPHIES BY CHESTERTON


—POETRY—


THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE

THE BALLAD OF SAINT BARBARA

THE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMS

GREYBEARDS AT PLAY


—PLAYS—


MAGIC


—CRITIQUES—


GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Cecil Chesterton

GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Patrick Braybrooke

OTHER G. K. CHESTERTON CRITIQUES


PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING


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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