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The Selected Works of G.K. Chesterton

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G. K. Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He went to St Paul's School and then on to the Slade School of Art. In 1900, he was asked to write a few magazine articles on art criticism, and from that beginning went on to become not only one of the most prolific writers of all time but, in the opinion of some, the best writer of the twentieth century. Chesterton, an absent- ...more
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Published April 5th 2008 by Wordsworth Classics (first published January 5th 1998)
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Gene
This collection of GKC's fiction was very enjoyable summer reading. Except for a few stand-alone novels in the collection, most of the entries were short stories. It made for pleasant reading to just knock off one short story at a time. And the Father Brown mysteries never appeared so many times in a row that one would tire of them. Other writings were interspersed therein.

The favorite for me is still Manalive. It seems to encapsulate Chesterton's theme throughout which is that life is good and
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Explosive :))))
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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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