The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] by G. K. Chesterton is a must read Christian book tagged in Christian > Collection > Literature. It include 50 G. K. Chesterton books including some of my favorites like Orthodoxy. Many of these are in the public domain but this book collects 50 of his works.
Must Read: The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books]
THE G. K. CHESTERTON COLLECTION [50 BOOKS]
— 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”.
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD
WHAT I SAW IN AMERICA
THE NEW JERUSALEM
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
UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYS
THE USES OF DIVERSITY
ESSAYS BY CHESTERTON
A CHESTERTON CALENDAR
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
THE BALL AND THE CROSS
THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES
THE TREES OF PRIDE
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
BIOGRAPHIES BY CHESTERTON
THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE
THE BALLAD OF SAINT BARBARA
THE WILD KNIGHT AND OTHER POEMS
GREYBEARDS AT PLAY
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Cecil Chesterton
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON by Patrick Braybrooke
OTHER G. K. CHESTERTON CRITIQUES
About the Author
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) is the author of 100 books, including Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man, which led young atheist C.S. Lewis to become a Christian.
He is probably best known for his series about the priest-detective Father Brown and was also known as a poet and a playwright. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he primarily considered himself a journalist, writing over 4,000 newspaper essays for papers such as Illustrated London News and Daily News, as well as his own G. K. Weekly.
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