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Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) 1874-1936

Overview
Works: 3,657 works in 14,912 publications in 11 languages and 218,322 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Apologetic works  Miscellanea  Detective and mystery stories  Political fiction  Christian poetry 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Creator, Librettist, Other, Performer, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Former owner, Honoree
Classifications: PR4453.C4, 823.912
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The man who was Thursday a nightmare by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
351 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The innocence of Father Brown by G. K Chesterton ( )
261 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 5,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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A miscellany of men by G. K Chesterton ( )
68 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and held by 3,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covering topics ranging from literature to philosophy, history to social criticism, this is a snapshot of thought on 20th-century Europe (and the world) by one of Europe's sharpest wits and ablest pens. With chapter titles ranging from “The Miser and His Friends to “The Red Reactionary, from “The Separatist and Sacred Things to “The New Theologian and “The Romantic in the Rain, this volume includes 39 brief sketches of individuals, each one of whom illustrates an aspect of contemporary society. Social, historical, and religious thought all figure prominently in this book, making it of great use in any study of the literary, religious, and social aspects of early 20th-century England and Europe generally. It will be of interest to students and scholars of the essay in English literature. It is a fine introduction to Chesterton's social criticism, which remains unique for its willingness to criticize some of the uncomfortable truths about capitalism without straying toward an inhuman bureaucratic socialism
Orthodoxy by G. K Chesterton ( )
186 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Charles Dickens : the last of the great men by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
234 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boyhood - Pickwick papers - Popularity - Dickens and America - Dickens and Christmas - Time of transition - Later life and works - Characters - Optimism of Dickens - Future of Dickens
The Father Brown omnibus by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
209 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains every story that Chesterton wrote about Father Brown, the little priest. For contents and other editions, see Author Catalog
Heretics by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
175 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
G. K. Chesterton, the ""Prince of Paradox,"" is at his witty best in this collection of twenty essays and articles from the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on ""heretics"" - those who pride themselves on their superiority to conservative views - Chesterton appraises prominent figures who fall into that category from the literary and art worlds. Luminaries such as Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, and James McNeill Whistler come under the author's scrutiny, where they meet with equal measures of his characteristic wisdom and good humor.<s
The man who knew too much by G. K Chesterton ( )
95 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The wisdom of Father Brown by G. K Chesterton ( )
139 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The club of queer trades by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
126 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equally well-known for his sophisticated philosophy tracts and his top-notch detective fiction, G.K. Chesterton was himself something of a literary jack-of-all-trades. This beloved collection of detective stories and mysteries is based on a club that is only open to those who rely on unusual or extraordinary lines of work as their main source of income. A fast-paced, purely enjoyable collection that is sure to tickle the fancy of classic detective fiction fans
The Victorian Age in literature by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
159 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Victorian Age in Literature , published in 1913, Chesterton leaps into a concise overview of the outstanding writers of this era--discussing such poets as Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold as well as the great novelists Jane Austen, the Bront sisters, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Charles Reade. He writes with his own unmistakable brand of witty bravado, meditating on how George Eliot would write a Dickens character, or remarking that George Meredith was really, "at his best, a sort of daintily dressed Walt Whitman."
St. Francis of Assisi by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
125 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of St. Francis and relates how the pervasive faith of medieval times influenced his devotion to God and the religious life
Manalive by G. K Chesterton ( )
89 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manalive pits a group of disillusioned young people against Mr. Innocent Smith, a bubbly, high-spirited gentleman who literally falls into their midst. Accused of murder and denounced for repeatedly marrying his wife and attempting to live in various houses (all of which turn out to be his own), Smith prompts his newfound acquaintances to recognize an important idea: that life is worth living
The ballad of the white horse by G. K Chesterton ( )
81 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfred the Great was the seventh-century Saxon King of Wessex who&#151;with the aid of God and the Virgin Mary&#151;defended his land against the Vikings. Incorporating fact and legend, Chesterton's epic 1911 poem narrates Alfred's exploits on the battlefield. It may have provided inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
St. Thomas Aquinas by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
87 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acclaimed British author o presents a of the great Christian philosopher Saint Thomas Aquinas that explores key elements of the saint's theological works
George Bernard Shaw by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
153 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal friends but philosophical opponents, Shaw and Chesterton had in their day great debates in print and in person that were both entertaining and notorious. In Chesterton's provocative biography of the playwright, he reveals keen insights into Shaw, his literary works, and his political and philosophical views. In equal parts witty and perceptive, the book illuminates both men in the process
Robert Browning by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
138 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the subject of Browning's work innumerable things have been said and remain to be said; of his life, considered as a narrative of facts, there is little or nothing to say. It was a lucid and public and yet quiet life, which culminated in one great dramatic test of character, and then fell back again into this union of quietude and publicity
The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
137 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The everlasting man by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
129 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is the book that converted C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H. G. Wells' Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual journey, this book illustrates the spiritual journey of humanity, or at least of Western civilization. A book for both mind and spirit
Tremendous trifles by G. K Chesterton ( Book )
81 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section of Chesterton's body of work, including sketches, essays, and newspaper columns. It's a perfect compendium for new readers and long-time Chesterton buffs alike
 
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Alternative Names
C., G. K. 1874-1936
C., G. K. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton), 1874-1936
Česterton, G. K.
Česterton, Gilbert Kijt.
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Čestertons, Gilberts Kīts 1874-1936
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Chesterton, G.-K. 1874-1936
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Chesterton, Gilberth Keith 1874-1936
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Tjesterton, Gilbert Kijt 1874-1936
Честертон, Г 1874-1936 (Гилберт Кит)
Честертон, Г. (Гилберт Кит), 1874-1936
Честертон, Г. К 1874-1936 (Гилберт Кит)
Честертон, Г. К. (Гилберт Кит), 1874-1936
Честертон, Гилберт 1874-1936 (Гилберт Кит)
Честертон, Гилберт (Гилберт Кит), 1874-1936
Честертон, Гилберт К 1874-1936 (Гилберт Кийт)
Честертон, Гилберт К 1874-1936 (Гилберт Кит)
Честертон, Гилберт К. (Гилберт Кийт), 1874-1936
Честертон, Гилберт К. (Гилберт Кит), 1874-1936
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Честертон, Гилберт Кийт 1874-1936
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Честертон, Джильберт Кейт 1874-1936
צ'סטרטון, ג'ילברט קיט 1874-1936
チェスタートン, G. K
チェスタートン, ギルバート・キース
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