Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 07: The Ball and the Cross; Manalive; the Flying Inn ” as Want to Read:
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 07: The Ball and the Cross; Manalive; the Flying Inn (The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton #7)
This seventh volume fo the Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton brings together three of his most acclaimed works of fiction, with introduction and notes by Chesterton scholar Iain Benson. A must for serious fans of Chesterton, this features the same quality and sturdy binding as the other volumes in this series.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, fi ...moreMore about G.K. Chesterton...
Other Books in the Series
The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (1 - 10 of 30 books)
Share This Book
“He felt the full warmth of that pleasure from which the proud shut themselves out; the pleasure which not only goes with humiliation, but which almost is humiliation. Men who have escaped death by a hair have it, and men whose love is returned by a woman unexpectedly, and men whose sins are forgiven them. Everything his eye fell on it feasted on, not aesthetically, but with a plain, jolly appetite as of a boy eating buns. He relished the squareness of the houses; he liked their clean angles as if he had just cut them with a knife. The lit squares of the shop windows excited him as the young are excited by the lit stage of some promising pantomime. He happened to see in one shop which projected with a bulging bravery on to the pavement some square tins of potted meat, and it seemed like a hint of a hundred hilarious high teas in a hundred streets of the world. He was, perhaps, the happiest of all the children of men. For in that unendurable instant when he hung, half slipping, to the ball of St. Paul's, the whole universe had been destroyed and re-created.”More quotes…