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G. K. Chesterton

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(1874 - 1936)

G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist.

Chesterton is often referred to as the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.”



Bibliography

The Ballad of the White Horse (2001)

A poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealised exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great.

Before the gods that made the gods
Had seen their sunrise pass,
The White Horse of the White Horse Vale
Was cut out of the grass.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Robert Austin

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Chimney Corner Poems (1929)

A collection of famous poems for children.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Emily Dickinson
Ann Taylor
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton (1966)

This collection includes The Ballad of the White Horse as well as the shorter poems.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): None

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The Complete Father Brown Stories (2012)

This omnibus collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest considered one of the high spots of detective fiction includes the three uncollected stories as well as the contents of all five of the original books.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Father Brown Stories (1959)

Tales of that intrepid detective Father Brown.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Flying Carpet (1925)

An anthology of leading author and illustrators of the first part of the twentieth century.

Author(s): J. M. Barrie
G. K. Chesterton
Hugh Lofting
A. A. Milne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Mabel Lucie Attwell
T. H. Robinson
Ernest H. Shepard
Et al

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The Flying Inn (1914)

As the sign of the crescent ascends over England, the last Inn takes to the road.

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Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): None

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The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926)

The third collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)

A collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Sydney Seymour Lucas

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922)

A collection of mystery short stories.

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Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): W. Hatherell

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The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories (1922)

A collection of mystery short stories. 

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Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (1908)

An undercover London policeman is recruited into an Anarchist council only to discover most of his fellow anarchists are also undercover agents.

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Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): None

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904)

In the London of 1984, Adam Wayne takes up his sword to halt the construction of a bypass through his London district of Notting Hill.

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Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Graham Robertson

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The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)

The fifth collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction. Later editions of this volume contain a ninth story: ‘The Vampire of the Village.’

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Secret of Father Brown (1927)

The fourth collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)

The second collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Read on line at archive.org.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): Sydney Seymour Lucas

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