All I Survey

by G.K. Chesterton

1933 | London: Methuen & Co. LTD

1st Edition, 1st Printing | 233 Pages

All I Survey

by G.K. Chesterton

1933 | London: Methuen & Co. LTD

1st Edition, 1st Printing | 233 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 collection of essays from Chesterton’s writing for the Illustrated London News. Many of the essays contain literary criticisms on authors such as Sir Walter Scott, James Joyce, Thomas Grey and more. The book also includes an entire essay by Chesterton about “bad” poetry. Other essay topics include journalism, industrialism, politics, education, religion and more.

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Contents

I ON THE CHILD
II ON THE STANDARDIZATION OF STEVENSON
III ON TURNPIKES AND MEDIÆVALISM
IV ON MAMMOTH PORTRAITURE
V ON WAR MEMORIALS
VI ON OLD MEN WHO MAKE WARS
VII ON VACHEL LINDSAY
VIII ON THE STALENESS OF REVOLT
IX ON DEPENDENCE AND INDEPENDENCE
X ON THE TEUTONIC THEORY
XI ON PHASES OF ECCENTRICITY
XII ON BAD POETRY
XIII ON NEGATIVE MORALITY
XIV ON JONATHAN SWIFT
XV ON THE CREATIVE AND THE CRITICAL
XVI ON A NEW TAX
XVII ON SENSE AND SOUND
XVIII ON LITERARY CLIQUES
XIX ON THE SIMPLICITY OF ASIA
XX ON FATE AND A COMMUNIST
XXI ON ST. GEORGE REVIVIFIED
XXII ON JOURNALISTIC PHILOSOPHY
XXIII ON INDUSTRIALISM
XXIV ON MR. THOMAS GRAY
XXV ON EVOLUTIONARY EDUCATORS
XXVI ON THE CONTIGUOUS PAST
XXVII ON THE MERRY MONARCH
XXVIII ON SUICIDE: NORTH AND SOUTH
XXIX ON MODERN “PAGANISM”
XXX ON BREVITY AND WIT
XXXI ON EDUCATION
XXXII ON ROMANTICISM AND YOUTH
XXXIII ON MR. GEOFFREY CHAUCER
XXXIV ON MONSTERS
XXXV ON LOVE
XXXVI ON FICTIONAL CONVENTIONS
XXXVII ON SWEEPSTAKES AND GAMBLING
XXXVIII ON MAKING GOOD–I
XXXIX ON MAKING GOOD–II
XL ON EYEBROWS
XLI ON EATING AND SLEEPING
XLII ON SIR WALTER SCOTT
XLIII ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM
XLIV ON THOUGHTLESS REMARKS

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