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A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard

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...

G. K. Chesterton, as photographed by E. H. Mills.

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...

On Fairy Stories: An Essay by Tolkien

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?”...

The Red Angel by G. K. Chesterton

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...

How to Write a Popular Play by George Bernard Shaw

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...

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

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).