Alarms and Discursions

by G.K. Chesterton

1910 | | London: Methuen & Co. LTD

1st Edition, 1st Printing | 260 Pages

Alarms and Discursions

by G.K. Chesterton

1910 | | London: Methuen & Co. LTD

1st Edition, 1st Printing | 260 Pages

About the Author

Gilbert Keith “G.K.” Chesterton (1874-1936) was truly larger than life in every sense of the word. In fact, he was 6’4” and weighted nearly 300 pounds!

However, Chesterton’s figure and lively personality were not the only things that secured him a place in the hearts and minds of people across the globe.

He wrote a massive amount of brilliant writings in his lifetime, which are what he is most known for today.

While he wrote every genre imaginable, his essays and criticisms on contemporary culture stand out as some of his finest works.

He also created Father Brown, a much admired priest turned sleuth who was the protagonist of numerous detective novels.

Chesterton always considered his Christianity an “orthodox” one.

While he transitioned in his life from Anglicanism to Catholicism, his theology is quite varied and interesting, and is still read today.

Orthodoxy (1909) and The Everlasting Man (1925) are some of his most read theological works.

Ultimately, Chesterton was a master wordsmith and debater. Known as the “prince of paradox” his wit, observant disposition, and fearless persona have earned him a place among the pantheon of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.

About the Work

A varied collection of essays from Chesterton’s writing for the London Daily News. Some of the more interesting essays cover topics such as cheese, gargoyles, dukes and more.

Additional Details

CONTENTS

Introductory: On Gargoyles
The Surrender of a Cockney
The Nightmare
The Telegraph Poles
A Drama of Dolls
The Man and His Newspaper
The Appetite of Earth
Simmons and the Social Tie
Cheese
The Red Town
The Furrows
The Philosophy of Sight-seeing
A Criminal Head
The Wrath of the Roses
The Gold of Glastonbury
The Futurists
Dukes
The Glory of Grey
The Anarchist
How I found the Superman
The New House
The Wings of Stone
The Three Kinds of Men
The Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds
The Field of Blood
The Strangeness of Luxury
The Triumph of the Donkey
The Wheel
Five Hundred and Fifty-five
Ethandune
The Flat Freak
The Garden of the Sea
The Sentimentalist
The White Horses
The Long Bow
The Modern Scrooge
The High Plains
The Chorus
A Romance of the Marshes

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