The Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press


Category: Religion

Page: 280

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A reproduction of G.K. Chesterton's "The Ballad of the White Horse" that is accompanied by Robert Austin's woodcuts and a thorough introduction to the epic poem.

The Ballad of the White Horse

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton



Category: White Horse (Berkshire, England)

Page: 132

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The Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton

Locality, Patriotism, and Nationalism

Author: Joseph R. McCleary

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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This study examines a selection of Chesterton’s novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesteron's relationship with and influence upon authors including William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw, H.G. Wells, Christopher Dawson, Evelyn Waugh, and Marshall McLuhan, McCleary contends that Chesterton’s recurring use of the themes of locality, patriotism, and nationalism embodies a distinctive understanding of what gives history its coherence. The study concludes that Chesterton’s emphasis on locality is the hallmark of his historical philosophy in that it blends the concepts of free will, specificity, and creatureliness which he uses to make sense of history.

Defiant Joy

The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton

Author: Kevin Belmonte

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 572

Defiant Joy is a powerful narrative of Chesterton's life through his literary accomplishments. Amid currents of modernity that sought to displace the Christian faith, Chesterton challenged thought leaders of his day with civility, erudition, and wit, contending that faith is the central piece of our humanity. C. S. Lewis credits The Everlasting Man for his Christian vision, while Heretics and Orthodoxy are still considered pillars of Christian thought. But Chesterton wasn't just an apologist. He wrote literary criticisms of Dickens and Chaucer still revered as seminal works. He wrote long-form epic poetry, widely-published articles, and lectured on art, politics, and history. Defiant Joy reveals a larger-than-life thinker and cultural giant-showing his utmost relevance for us today, and how a vibrant Christian witness can display the merits, joy, and sanity of a faith many wish to discredit.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press


Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 207

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4

Fourth Annual Collection

Author: Ed Gorman

Publisher: Forge Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 211

More than 200,000 words of the best mystery and suspense fiction from around the world The world's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Each year, editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg cast their net far and wide, across the seas, throughout the world to catch the best-the most suspenseful, most original, intriguing, confounding, downright entertaining stories of crime and mystery. Edgar winners from the U.S., Silver Dagger winners from the U.K., and stories from elsewhere as well come together here in a bountiful crop of great stories by the best in the business, including Lawrence Block - Jon L. Breen - Stanley Cohen - Bill Crider - Jeffery Deaver - Jeremiah Healy - Clark Howard - Susan Isaacs - John Lutz - Sharyn McCrumb - Ralph McInerny - Anne Perry - Bill Pronzini - Donald E. Westlake and many others. This book's a killer! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

G. K. Chesterton's Early Poetry

Greybeards at Play, the Wild Knight and Other Poems, the Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Inkling Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 232

View: 193

This book unites under one cover G. K. Chesterton's first three books of poetry: Greybeards at Play (1900), The Wild Knight and Other Poems (1900) and The Ballad of the White Horse (1911). All text and illustrations are based on the first UK editions. Poet W. H. Auden noted that the first book "contains some of the best pure nonsense verse in English."

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: New Directions Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 306

A slender satirical gem from the “master of malice and mayhem” (The New York Times) The Ballad of Peckham Rye is a wickedly farcical tale of an English factory town turned upside-down by a Scot who may or may not be in league with the Devil. Dougal Douglas is hired to do “human research” into the lives of the workers, Douglas stirs up mutiny and murder.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Author: Patrick Braybrooke

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 277

It is certain that up to a point in the evolution of Self[v] most people find life quite exciting and thrilling. But when middle age arrives, often prematurely, they forget the thrill and excitements; they become obsessed by certain other lesser things that are deficient in any kind of Cosmic Vitality. The thrill goes out of life: a light dies down and flickers fitfully; existence goes on at a low ebb—something has been lost. From this numbed condition is born much of the blind anguish of life. Aeterna Press