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G K Chesterton

(Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
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G K Chesterton has been described as one of the most unjustly neglected writers of our time. Born in 1874, he became a journalist and later began writing books and pamphlets. His work includes novels, literary and social criticism, political papers and spiritual essays in a style characterised by enormous wit, paradox, humility and wonder. He converted to Catholicism in 1922 and he explores the nature of spirituality in many of his books and essays, including the mighty Orthodoxy. Chesterton is one of the few authors who are genuinely timeless and whose work has as much relevance today as when it was written.

Genres: Mystery, Inspirational, Literary Fiction
   The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904)
   The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)
   The Ball and the Cross (1910)
   Manalive (1912)
   The Flying Inn (1914)
   The Return of Don Quixote (1927)
   Basil Howe (2001)
   Greybeards At Play (poems) (1900)
   The Wild Knight (poems) (1900)
   The Club of Queer Trades (1905)
   The Ballad Of The White Horse (poems) (1911)
   A Chesterton Calendar (1911)
     aka Chesterton Day By Day
   Poems (poems) (1915)
   Wine, Water and Song (poems) (1915)
   The Ballad of St. Barbara (poems) (1922)
   The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922)
   A Collection of Poems (poems) (1925)
   Tales Of The Long Bow (1925)
   The Queen of Seven Swords (poems) (1926)
   The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton (poems) (1927)
   Short Stories of To-Day and Yesterday (1928)
   The Poet and the Lunatics (1929)
   Four Faultless Felons (1930)
   Stories, Essays and Poems (poems) (1935)
   The Man Who Was Chesterton (1937)
   The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond (1937)
   The Coloured Lands (1938)
   An Anthology (1957)
   Essays and Poems (poems) (1958)
   Selected Stories (1972)
   The Spirit of Christmas (1984)
   The Bodley Head G.K. Chesterton (1985)
     aka The Essential G.K.Chesterton
   A G.K. Chesterton Anthology (1985)
   Daylight and Nightmare (1986)
   Collected Works (1987)
   Collected Nonsense and Light Verse (poems) (1987)
   Thirteen Detectives (1987)
   Seven Suspects (1990)
   Thou Shalt Not Kill (1992) (with Ralph McInerny and John Mortimer)
   Short Stories, Fairy Tales, Mystery Stories (1993)
   Collected Poetry, part 1 (poems) (1994)
   Poems for All Purposes (poems) (1994)
   The Poetical Works (poems) (1995)
   Great Detective Stories (2003)
   G.K. Chesterton's Sherlock Holmes (2003)
   Essential Writings (2003)
   Classic Detective Stories (2003) (with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sapper)
   G. K. Chesterton's Early Poetry (poems) (2004)
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G K Chesterton recommends
The First Men in the Moon (1901)
H G Wells
"Written with astonishing animation and lucidity."

Anthologies containing stories by G K Chesterton
Murder by the Seaside (2022)
Classic Crime Stories for Summer
edited by
Cecily Gayford
The Edinburgh Mystery (2022)
And Other Tales of Scottish Crime
(British Library Crime Classics)
edited by
Martin Edwards
Guilty Creatures (2021)
A Menagerie of Mysteries
(British Library Crime Classics)
edited by
Martin Edwards

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