The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book has been referred to as a metaphysical thriller.
The Floating Admiral
Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton and nine other writers from the legendary Detection Club collaborate in this fiendishly clever but forgotten crime novel first published 80 years ago. Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat…
Although it deals with anarchists, the novel is not an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist thought; Chesterton's ad hoc construction of "Philosophical Anarchism" is distinguished from ordinary anarchism and is referred to several times not so much as a rebellion against government but as a rebellion against God.
The novel has been described as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges."
GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS was born on 23rd February 1817. His whole rise and career synchronizes roughly with the rise and career of the nineteenth century. As a rule, no doubt, such chronological parallels are peculiarly fanciful and unmeaning.…
Appreciations and Criticisms of The Works of Charles Dickens
These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times. Thus they were harmless, being diluted…
There are few cultivated people who do not pretend to have read Mr. Lecky's "History of Rationalism in Europe." That very able work covers the whole of one very important side of modern development. But the picture of the real progress,…
Heretics was written and published in 1905 by G.K. Chesterton. In these 20 essays, he laid out his understanding of the words orthodoxy and heresy. It was his first overtly religious work since becoming a famous man. The turn of the last…
An entertaining collection of essays, on various topics, by G.K. Chesterton.
Heretics is a series of essays written by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, a Christian apologist with multifaceted literary personalities such as philosopher, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, theologian and biographer. In this book of essay, the author…
Tratado Elemental de Demonología
Tratado elemental de demonología es una recopilación de 17 relatos –casi todos inéditos hasta ahora en español– escritos a lo largo de toda la carrera de Chesterton. Los temas de los relatos son variopintos: hay relatos…
What's Wrong With The World
What's Wrong With The World by G.K. Chesterton.
El misterioso joven Basil Howe aparece en la vida de las hermanas Grey. Las tres hermanas pronto comenzarán a sentir afecto por el excéntrico personaje. Basil Howe, que hasta ahora permanecía inédita en español,…
The Innocence of Father Brown
English novelist G.K. Chesterton based his Father Brown character on Father John O’Connor, a priest in Bradford who played an important role in Chesterton’s conversion to Catholicism in 1922. Chesterton composed 51 detective short stories about…
THE only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel. When some time ago I published a series of hasty but sincere papers, under the name of "Heretics," several…
The Wisdom of Father Brown
The consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well-lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one…
Classic collection of essays. The Preface begins: " This book is meant to be a companion to "Heretics," and to put the positive side in addition to the negative.Many critics complained of the book called "Heretics" because it merely criticised…
What's Wrong With the World
My Dear Charles,I originally called this book "What is Wrong," and it would have satisfied your sardonic temper to note the number of social misunderstandings that arose from the use of the title. Many a mild lady visitor opened her eyes…
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