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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)

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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.
Paperback, 665 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Ignatius Press
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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 ...more
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The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (1 - 10 of 30 books)
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 01: Heretics, Orthodoxy, the Blatchford Controversies (Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton)
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 02: St. Francis of Assisi; The Everlasting Man; St. Thomas Aquinas
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 03: Where All Roads Lead; The Catholic Church and Conversion; The Thing; Why I am a Catholic; The Well and the Shallows; The Way of the Cross.
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 04: What's Wrong with the World; The Superstition or Divorce; Eugenics and Other Evils; Divorce vs. Democracy; Social Reform vs. Birth Control
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 05: The Outline of Sanity; The End of the Armistice; The Appetite of Tyranny; Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 06: The Napoleon of Notting Hill; The Man Who Was Thursday; The Club of Queer Trades
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 08: The Man Who Knew Too Much; Tales of the Long Bow; The Return of Don Quixote
  • Collected Works Volume 10: Collected Poetry, Part 1
  • The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Volume 10: Collected Poetry, Part 2
  • The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 11: Plays; Chesterton on Shaw

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