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Jonathan Terrington (thewritestuff) I recently discovered the magic of this author, not only is he a great writer but a great thinker and academic, the combination I love in any writer!


Greybeards at Play (1900) poetry
The Wild Knight and Other Poems (1900) poetry
The Defendant (1901)
Thomas Carlyle (1902) with J. E. H. Williams
Twelve Types (1902)
Robert Browning (1903)
Charles Dickens: with Numerous Illustrations (1903) with F.G. Kitton
Tennyson (1903) with R. Garnett
Thackeray (1903) with L. Melville
Leo Tolstoy (1903) with G. H. Perris and Edward Garnett
Varied Types (1903)
The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) novel
G.F. Watts (1904)
The Club of Queer Trades (1905) stories
Heretics (1905)
Charles Dickens (1906)
The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) novel
Orthodoxy (1908)
All Things Considered (1908)
George Bernard Shaw (1909)
Tremendous Trifles (1909)
The Ball and the Cross (1909) novel


Five Types (1910) essays, selected from Twelve Types
William Blake (1910)
Alarms and Discursions (1910)
What's Wrong With the World (1910)
Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens (1911)
The Ballad of the White Horse (1911) poetry
The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton (1911)
The Innocence Of Father Brown (1911) stories
Manalive (1912) novel
A Miscellany Of Men (1912)
Simplicity and Tolstoy (1912)
Magic (1913) play[1]
The Victorian Age in Literature (1913)
The Flying Inn (1914) novel
The Wisdom Of Father Brown (1914) stories
Trial of John Jasper, Lay Precentor of Cloisterham Cathedral in the County of Kent, for the Murder of Edwin Drood (1914)
London (1914)
The Barbarism of Berlin (1914)
Poems (1915)
Wine, Water And Song (1915) poetry[2]
The Appetite of Tyranny (1915)
The Crimes of England (1915)
Divorce vs. Democracy (1916)
The Book of Job (1916)
A Shilling for My Thoughts (1916)
Temperance and The Great Alliance (1916) pamphlet
Utopia Of Usurers (1917)
Lord Kitchener (1917)
A Short History of England (1917)
How to Help Annexation (1918)
Irish Impressions (1919)


The Superstition of Divorce (1920)
The Uses of Diversity (1920)
The New Jerusalem (1920)
The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Poems (1922) poetry
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922) stories
Eugenics and other Evils (1922)
What I Saw in America (1922)
St. Francis of Assisi (1923)
Poems (1923)
Fancies Versus Fads (1923) essays
The End of the Roman Road (1924)
Tales Of The Long Bow (1925) stories
The Superstitions of the Sceptic (1925)
The Everlasting Man (1925)
William Cobbett (1925)
The Queen of Seven Swords (1926) poetry
The Outline of Sanity (1926)
The Incredulity Of Father Brown (1926) stories
The Catholic Church and Conversion (1926)
Collected Works (1926) nine volumes
Collected Poems (1926)
Robert Louis Stevenson (1927)
The Secret Of Father Brown (1927) stories
The Return of Don Quixote (1927) novel
The Judgment of Dr. Johnson (1927) play
The Collected Poems of G.K. Chesterton (1927)
Gloria in Profundis (1927) poetry
Culture and the Coming Peril (1927)
Social Reform vs. Birth Control (1927)
Generally Speaking (1928)
Do We Agree? (1928) debate with George Bernard Shaw
The Sword of Wood (1928) stories
The Thing: Why I am a Catholic (1929)
G.K.C. as M.C (1929) collected introductions, edited by J. P. de Fonseka.
Father Brown Omnibus (1929) collected stories
The Poet and the Lunatics (1929) stories
Ubi Ecclesia (1929) poetry
Christmas Poems (1929)
New and Collected Poems (1929)


Four Faultless Felons (1930) stories, separately in US as The Ecstatic Thief; The Honest Quack; The Loyal Traitor; The Moderate Murderer
The Turkey and the Turk (1930) play for mummers
The Grave of Arthur (1930)
Come to Think of It (1930)
The Resurrection of Rome (1930)
All is Grist (1931)
The Floating Admiral (1931) collaborative detective story
Chaucer (1932)
New Poems (1932)
Christendom in Dublin (1932)
Sidelights of New London and Newer York (1932)
All I Survey (1933)
St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox (1933)
Avowals and Denials (1934)
GK's: A Miscellany of the First 500 Issues OF G.K.'S Weekly (1934)
The Well and the Shallows (1935)
The Way of the Cross (1935)
The Scandal Of Father Brown (1935) stories
Stories, Essays And Poems (1935)
Autobiography (1936)
As I Was Saying (1936)


The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond (1937)
The Man Who Was Chesterton (1937) anthology
The Coloured Lands (1938)
The End of the Armistice (1940) edited by Frank Sheed
The Pocket Book of Father Brown (1943) and many other reprint collections, including The Second Father Brown (1959), Ten Adventures of Father Brown (1961), The Penguin Complete Father Brown (1981), The Father Brown Omnibus (1983), The Best of Father Brown (1987), The Annotated Innocence Of Father Brown (1989), Father Brown Crime Stories(1990), Father Brown of the Church of Rome (1996)
The Common Man (1950)
The Surprise (1952) play
A Handful of Authors (1953)
Collected Poems (1954)
The Glass Walking-Stick (1955) edited by Dorothy Collins
Lunacy and Letters (1958) edited by Dorothy Collins
Where All Roads Lead (1961)
The Spice of Life (1965) edited by Dorothy Collins
G. K. Chesterton. A selection from his non-fictional prose (Faber & Faber 1970) edited by W. H. Auden
Chesterton on Shakespeare (1972) edited by Dorothy Collins
The Apostle and the Wild Ducks (1975) edited by Dorothy Collins
The Hound of Heaven and Other Poems (1978)
The Spirit of Christmas (1984) edited by Marie Smith
Basic Chesterton (1984)
The Bodley Head G.K. Chesterton (1985) edited by P.J. Kavanagh
Daylight and Nightmare (1986) uncollected short fiction, edited by Marie Smith
GK's Weekly: A Sampler (1986)
The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (1986) begun by Ignatius Press
Illustrated London News, 1905-1907 (1986)
Illustrated London News, 1908-1910 (1987)
Illustrated London News, 1911-1913 (1988)
Illustrated London News, 1914-1916 (1988)
Illustrated London News, 1917-1919 (1989)
Illustrated London News, 1920-1922 (1989)
Thirteen Detectives (1989) edited Marie Smith
Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: Plays (1989)
Seven Suspects (1990) edited by Marie Smith
Brave New Family (1990) edited by Alvaro de Silva
Illustrated London News, 1923-1925 (1990)
Illustrated London News, 1926-1928 (1991)
Illustrated London News, 1929-1931 (1991)
Illustrated London News, 1932-1934 (2011)
The Mask of Midas (1991)
Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton: Collected Poetry: Part 1 (1994)
Platitudes Undone (1997) annotations to a book by Holbrook Jackson
Prophet of Orthodoxy: The Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton (1997) edited by Russel Sparkes
Eugenics and Other Evils (2000)
On Lying in Bed and Other Essays (2000)
Criticisms and Appreciations of the works of Charles Dickens (2001)
The G.K. Chesterton Papers: Additional Manuscripts (2001)
Chesterton Day by Day: The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton (2002)
Essential Writings (2003)
G. K. Chesterton's Early Poetry: Greybeards at Play, The White Knight and Other Poems, The Ballad of the White Horse (2004)

message 2: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington (thewritestuff) All of which suggests that some of the Posthumous works suffer from the 'shopping list' problem but that at the same time the man was prolific. I particularly want to read his literary criticism of Charles Dickens, his poetry and his witty paradoxical essays as he's apparently left a wealth of literature behind that affected the way Charles Dickens was read by academics.

message 3: by David (new)

David | 24 comments That's a lot of reading. I have one tick against "The Club of Queer Trades"....

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