Item description for The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Vol. 8: The Return of Don Quixote / Tales of the Long Bow / The Man Who Knew Too Much (G.K. Chesterton Collected Works #8) by G. K. Chesterton & George Marlin...
Overview The is the second volume of Chesterton's novels in this series of his Collected Works. (Volume VI is the other book of novels.) Besides his well-known philosophical-theological writings, Chesterton's fiction is very popular (Father Brown Mysteries, The Man Who Was Thursday, etc.) and among those who regarded him as a great literary figure are T.S. Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, C.S. Lewis and W.H. Auden. The reader will encounter characters in these novels that defend with great vigor the dignity of the person and fundamental Christian beliefs.
Publishers Description This is the second volume of Chesterton's novels in this series of the Collected Works. (Volume VI is the other book of novels.) Besides his well-known philosophical-theological writings, Chesterton's fiction is very popular (Father Brown Mysteries, The Man Who Was Thursday, etc, ) and among those who regarded him as great literary figure are T.S. Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, C.S. Lewis and W.H. Auden. The reader will encounter characters in these novels that defend with great vigor the dignity of the person and fundamental Christian beliefs.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.28" Height: 1.76" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series G.K. Chesterton Collected Works
Series Number 8
ISBN 0898706750 ISBN13 9780898706758
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More About G. K. Chesterton & George Marlin
P. D. Jamesis the bestselling author of many celebrated literary mystery novels. She served in the Police and Criminal Justice departments of Great Britain's Home Office, and in 1991 she was made a life peer as Baroness James of Holland Park. She lives in London and Oxford.
G. K. Chesterton lived in London. G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874 and died in 1936.
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Dickens's finest interpreter until after World War II Jul 16, 2007
Written in 1906 and 1911 and bound as this affordable paperback, Chesterton's two volumes of Dickens criticism remain superb, and have seldom been bettered by the academic industry's vast output. Although Chesterton's addiction to paradox can challenge or annoy readers unfamiliar with his style, a brief immersion dispels the difficulty, and further reading yields a mine of insights into Dickens as man and writer unsurpassed even by the publication of J. Hillis Miller's pathbreaking book of 1958. And: whereas Miller enjoyed not only the advantages of time and distance but also his rigorous training in academic criticism and scholarship, Chesterton wrote "simply" as one of those invaluable late Victorian and Edwardian "men of letters." In addition, he took on Dickens during the first fifty years after his death in 1870, when criticizing "The Inimitable" meant jousting with a National Institution. Writing as what we would call an "amateur," Chesterton perceptively celebrates Dickens's virtues with a love unblinded by a shrewd awareness of Dickens's faults. Some readers may find Chesterton's orthodox Catholic world view annoying, particularly when it obtrudes itself occasionally into his prose. But as a "simple," lifelong "Bible" Christian, Dickens would almost certainly have considered a relgious point of departure a matter of course -- although he would also almost certainly have deplored Chesterton's occasional narrowness. Those who bear with him for a single chapter will almost certainly be seduced by his penetrating and thought-provoking analyses; amateur and professional Dickensians alike should find this volume a perfect introduction to a deeper understanding of the novels and the man.
You can never go wrong with Chesterton Jul 4, 2007
You can never go wrong with Chesterton. Chesterton can help you think, even if you're not good at it.
A delightful collection... (Vol. X of the series) Jun 12, 2001
Chesterton lovers and lovers of poetry in the classical English forms will enjoy this collection of poems by one of the 20th century's greatest stylists, G.K. Chesterton.
After a section of juvenalia, the poems are arranged by broad subject. My only complaint with the volume is that it is not complete, and that Ignatius Press has not yet released Part 2 of the Collected Poetry.
But you will find many things in this volume in no other collection of Chesterton's poetry, including his poem about Notre Dame football. So if you enjoy Chesterton, or poetry, or both, check out this book.