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ISBN-10: 0486486028

ISBN-13: 9780486486024

Edition: 2012

Authors: G. K. Chesterton, Dale Ahlquist

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Chesterton's earliest collection of essays covers a wide range of topics, from detective stories and penny dreadfuls to skeletons, slang, and patriotism. Each subject is addressed with his characteristic combination of wit, paradox, and good humor, as he "defends" seemingly harmless subjects only to reveal many hidden assumptions and dogmas of his time.
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List price: $10.75
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton…    

In Defence of a New Edition
In Defense of an Even Newer Edition
A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls
A Defence of Rash Vows
A Defence of Skeletons
A Defence of Publicity
A Defence of Nonsense
A Defence of Planets
A Defence of China Shepherdesses
A Defence of Useful Information
A Defence of Heraldry
A Defence of Ugly Things
A Defence of Farce
A Defence of Humility
A Defence of Slang
A Defence of Baby-Worship
A Defence of Detective Stories
A Defence of Patriotism