Item description for The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: The Illustrated London News, 1911-1913 (Collected Works of Gk Chesterton) by G. K. Chesterton...
Overview Volumes 27 through 37 are collected columns from The Illustrated London NewsMost of the weekly articles Chesterton wrote for The Illustrated London News have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. These volumes contain all of Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News, beginning in 1905. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1988
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series G.K. Chesterton Collected Works
Series Number 29
ISBN 0898701724 ISBN13 9780898701722
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More About G. K. Chesterton
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: The Illustrated London News, 1911-1913 (Collected Works of Gk Chesterton)?
Good, but not his best Apr 4, 2006
Having just read GKC's essays from 1929-1931, I noticed quite a difference in these earlier works. Here, his insights are not quite as penetrating, his humor not quite as sharp. Still, Chesterton on a bad day is better than most social/political/spiritual commentators on a good day.
Recurrent themes/subjects in this volume include: 1. The anti-democratic tendencies of England which arise in part from an immoral concentration of wealth among the ruling class. 2. England's immoral and irrational laws against the poor, and England's treatment of the poor in general. 3. Feminism and the Suffrage movement.
Also of interest are a couple essays reflecting on the disaster of the Titanic.
All in all, worth reading, but I found the volumes covering the years just before and during WWI far more interesting.