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A Plea for Indoor Golf by P. G. Wodehouse

A PLEA FOR INDOOR GOLF Indoor golf is that which is played in the home. Whether you live in a palace or a hovel, an indoor golf-course, be it only of nine holes, is well within your reach. A house … Continue reading

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The Alarming Spread of Poetry by P. G. Wodehouse

P. G. Wodehouse, one of the funniest writers to ever appear in print, offers a tongue-in-cheek essay on the proliferation of poets. You’ll find additional information about Wodehouse and his writing below this short article. The Alarming Spread of Poetry by … Continue reading

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A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard

This 1899 essay by Elbert Hubbard is one of my favorites. Hubbard’s keen sense of humor and skillful use of hyperbole and metaphor help him make a sharp point. Enjoy! A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard In all this … Continue reading

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G. K. Chesterton Resources Index

Chesterton, that “Colossal Genius” 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 … Continue reading

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How to Write a Compare-Contrast Essay

What is a compare-contrast essay? Many essay prompts require a comparison or contrast between two elements (e.g., two characters in a story, two different political theories, two different religious doctrines or scientific explanations, two different historical events, and so forth). Comparison … Continue reading

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On Fairy Stories: An Essay by Tolkien

Reading Fairy Stories with J. R. Tolkien In “On Fairy Stories,” J. R. R. Tolkien explores the realm of Faerie, and considers “What are fairy-stories? What is their origin? What is the use of them?” As you might expect, the essay is … 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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How to Write a Popular Play by George Bernard Shaw

How to Write a Popular Play by George Bernard Shaw This essay was originally published by George Bernard Shaw in his Preface to Three Plays by Brieux (New York: Brentano’s, 1911), pp. xxii-xxvii [which explains the references to the writer … Continue reading

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Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift

Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift by Janice Campbell (a poetry analysis from my college days). Continue reading

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