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Fairy Tales Essay by G. K. Chesterton

Fairy Tales an essay by G. K. Chesterton Some solemn and superficial people (for nearly all very superficial people are solemn) have declared that the fairy-tales are immoral; they base this upon some accidental circumstances or regrettable incidents in the … Continue reading

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G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables

G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables G. K. Chesterton discusses some elements of fable and the fame of Aesop, in his introduction to a 1912 edition of Aesop’s Fables. Aesop embodies an epigram not uncommon in human history; his … Continue reading

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G K Chesterton Quotes

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), a prolific English writer, was master of many literary forms including essays, poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. His published writings include history, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, philosophy, and fiction, including the delightful Father Brown mysteries. … Continue reading

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G K Chesterton Resources Index

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936), popularly known as G.K. Chesterton, was a prolific British writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. His published writings also include history, philosophy, and fiction, including the delightful Father Brown mysteries. He was … Continue reading

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The Slavery of Free Verse by G. K. Chesterton

The Slavery of Free Verse by G. K. Chesterton THE truth most needed today is that the end is never the right end. The beginning is the right end at which to begin. The modern man has to read everything … Continue reading

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The Red Angel by G. K. Chesterton

Many writers have risen to the defense of classic fairy tales, but few so eloquently as Gilbert Keith Chesterton. This essay was originally published in 1909 in his essay collection, Tremendous Trifles, which you will find in a free Kindle edition … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literature Videos

Videos referenced in Introduction to Literature (E1): Unit 1 Audio for A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) Audio for The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) Dramatic Reading of The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry … Continue reading

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The Humor of G.B. Shaw and G.K. Chesterton

George Bernard Shaw and G.K. Chesterton were intellectual titans of their age, and they had a very interesting relationship. The photograph at left shows Shaw, Hilaire Belloc, and Chesterton. You can get a sense of their personalities and writing styles … Continue reading

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Lepanto by G K Chesterton

LEPANTO by G. K. Chesterton White founts falling in the Courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared, It stirs the … Continue reading

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A Short History of England by G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s A Short History of England is an inviting introduction to British history through the end of the nineteenth century. You may listen to it in the audio player below, or read it in any one of several formats. … Continue reading

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