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


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