Best of Father Brown, selected and with an introduction by H. A Handful of Authors: Family life[ edit ] Chesterton married Frances Blogg in ; the marriage lasted the rest of his life.
A Shilling for My Thoughts, edited by E. After belabouring a great many people for a great many years for being unprogressive, Mr.
He had planned to become an artist, and his writing shows a vision that clothed abstract ideas in concrete and memorable images.
Come to Think of It During the First World War a lady in London asked why he was not "out at the Front "; he replied, "If you go round to the side, you will see that I am.
For example, in the story "The Flying Stars", Father Brown entreats the character Flambeau to give up his life of crime: The Jew baiting at the time of the Boer War and the Marconi scandal was linked to a broader protest, mounted in the main by the Radical wing of the Liberal Party, against the growing visibility of successful businessmen in national life and their challenge to what were seen as traditional English values.
That road goes down and down.
These ideas disgusted Chesterton who wrote, "It is not only openly said, it is eagerly urged that the aim of the measure is to prevent any person whom these propagandists do not happen to think intelligent from having any wife or children. Essays, edited by K. Even his fiction contained carefully concealed parables.
Thoughts from Chesterton, edited by Elsie E. Heretics [and] Orthodoxy, T. Chesterton wrote The Feud of the Foreigner insaying that the Jew "is a foreigner far more remote from us than is a Bavarian from a Frenchman; he is divided by the same type of division as that between us and a Chinaman or a Hindoo.
The Paradoxes of Mr. He was a convinced Christian long before he was received into the Catholic Church, and Christian themes and symbolism appear in much of his writing. Clair Shores, MI It is reported that on several occasions he sent a telegram to his wife Frances from some distant and incorrect location, writing such things as "Am in Market Harborough.
This is illustrated again in Orthodoxy: Hall Boston, MA But Oscar Wilde was wrong; we can pay for sunsets. The wild worship of lawlessness and the materialist worship of law end in the same void. Of his nonfiction, Charles Dickens: The Wit and Wisdom of G.
Lord Kitchener, privately published, Whitehorn, Methuen London, England Father Brown is perpetually correcting the incorrect vision of the bewildered folks at the scene of the crime and wandering off at the end with the criminal to exercise his priestly role of recognition and repentance.
Father Brown--a Selection, edited by W. They stand at the crossroads, and one hates all the roads and the other likes all the roads. Morton, Harrap London, England The Uses of Diversity:Find Stories Essays and Poems by Chesterton, G K at Biblio.
Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Stories, Essays and Poems contains a collection of G. K. Chesterton's works.
Within is a selection of some of his stories, including "The Blue Cross", "The Secret Garden" and "The Queer Feet". P. G. Wodehouse once described a very loud crash as "a sound like G. K. Chesterton falling onto a sheet of tin". Chesterton wrote around 80 books, several hundred poems, some short stories, essays, and several plays.
He was a literary and social critic, historian. G. K. Chesterton was one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early twentieth century.
Not only did he get into lively discussions with anyone who would debate him, including his friend, frequent verbal sparring partner, and noted Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, but he wrote about seemingly every topic, in every genre, from journalism to plays, poetry to crime.
Author G K Chesterton's complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. Stories, Essays and Poems (poems) The Man Who Was Chesterton The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond The Coloured Lands An Anthology Essays and Poems. Stories, Essays and Poems by G K Chesterton - book cover, description, publication history.Download