Item description for The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Vol. 14 (G.K. Chesterton Collected Works #14) by G. K. Chesterton & Denis Conlin...
Overview G.K. Chesterton Throughout his life, Gilbert Chesterton always had a propensity for throwing his genius around. As a result of this tendency, Chesterton penned articles, essays, stories, and poems for so many periodicals that it was almost impossible to keep track of them. In this volume, Dr. Denis J. Conlon, Professor of English Literature at the University of Antwerp, has compiled Chesterton's short stories--some of which have never appeared in print. Many stories will be new to Chesterton fans because they were originally published in England and never appeared in U.S. editions, and others published in the U.S. remain unknown on the other side of the Atlantic. Dr. Conlon also includes the lost Father Brown stories, "Fr. Brown and the Donnington Affair" and "The Mask of Midas". There are 43 short stories here, along with a selection of 25 complete and incomplete tales from
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.29" Height: 1.89" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1993
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series G.K. Chesterton Collected Works
Series Number 14
ISBN 0898704014 ISBN13 9780898704013
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More About G. K. Chesterton & Denis Conlin
G.K. Chesteron was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best-known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much(1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. Michael D. Hurley is a Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He has written widely on English literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on poetry and poetics. His book on G. K. Chesterton was published in 2011.
G. K. Chesterton lived in London. G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874 and died in 1936.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Vol. 14 ?
Chestertoniana Dec 7, 2007
If you're like me, you'll admit Chesterton did occasionally make a mistake, and even some howlers, but he never did any poor work. Since I'm biased, I took a star off the review, but that may not be fair.
Most of this book is new to me. Some of the detective stories have been printed elsewhere, but not all. There are a couple of Father Brown stories that were probably held back by Chesterton because they weren't strong enough. There are incomplete stories, and many more completed ones. If you don't like G.K.Chesterton, I can make no promises. But if you find that, as he wrote of Dickens, his stories are simply lengths of fabric cut from a substance called Chesterton, you'll probably find a lot to like.
Quality book Aug 19, 2005
This is a good quality, well-put-together book that brings into one place much of Chesterton's short fiction, most of which was published in periodicals or never published. This is the first time most of these stories have been published in book form, if I'm not mistaken.