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by G. K. Chesterton
The Wisdom of Father Brown
THE consulting–rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea–front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well–lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one endless outer wall of blue–green marble. In such a place the sea had something of the monotony of a blue–green dado: for the chambers themselves were ruled throughout by a terrible tidiness not unlike the terrible tidiness of the sea. It must not be supposed that Dr Hood's apartments excluded luxury, or even poetry....
Number of pages: ~ 80 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by G. K. Chesterton
Heretics
“A series of reckless, but sincere articles,” as Chesterton defined “Heretics” in “Orthodoxy” (by the way, this most famous treatise was written in response to the accusation that even Chesterton criticizes different philosophies in “Heretics”, but does not give his own) . A collection of Chesterton's essays on people whom he considered modern heretics. The book is directed against the most dangerous ideas of our time. By the way, "Heretics" is the first of the famous Chesterton's apologetic treatises....
Number of pages: ~ 160 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by G. K. Chesterton
Tremendous Trifles
An English prose writer, poet, essayist, social thinker and Christian apologist, a renowned master of paradoxes and author of detective novels that have become classics of the genre, Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in the family of the owner of a real estate agency Edward Chesterton. After graduating from St. Paul's London School in 1892, he studied art for some time at Slade's renowned art school, and also attended literary courses at University College London. For five years, Chesterton worked as an editor at T. Fischer Anvin’s publishing house, and since 1899, collaborated in...
Number of pages: ~ 170 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

by G. K. Chesterton
The Ballad of the White Horse
The poem is dedicated to the battle of Alfred the Great, the first Anglo-Saxon king of Britain with the pagan Danes. Chesterton sees this event as an allegory of the confrontation between civilization and barbarism, faith and unbelief, life and death. Chesterton transforms the image of a white horse, an ancient drawing on the chalk hills of Oxfordshire, into a symbol of the European Christian tradition: this silhouette has survived to this day, because generation after generation has cleared its outlines, preventing it from overgrown with turf, - so our ideas about good and evil, duty ,...
Number of pages: ~ 92 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4/5