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G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English journalist, poet, biographer, historian, debater, radio personality, and novelist. One of the literary giants of the twentieth century, Chesterton constantly participated in public life, debating George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, and maintaining on-going witty arguments with leading journalists and critics of his time. He is the author of more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects; he is best known for his much-loved Father Brown series of detective stories and this apologetic classic.

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The Complete Father Brown Stories
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by Michael D. Hurley, Introduction by Michael D. Hurley, Noted by Michael D. Hurley
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2012
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119385-4 (0-14-119385-9)

All the Father Brown stories from five classic volumes—in one definitive edition

With his cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and huge umbrella, Father Brown is one of the most unforgettable characters in literature.The Complete Father Brown Stories brings together all the stories featuring G. K. Chesterton's amateur sleuth—plus two additional cases... Read more

The Everyman Chesterton
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by Ian Ker, Introduction by Ian Ker
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2011
$30.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59497-6 (0-307-59497-1)

The first one-volume reader of the best of G. K. Chesterton’s writing in the full range of genres he mastered.

Chesterton was a towering literary figure of the early twentieth century, accomplished and prolific in many literary forms. A forceful proponent of Christianity and a critic of both conservatism and liberalism, he... Read more

Father Brown
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by P. D. James
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7222-1 (0-8129-7222-8)

G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown may seem a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest, but appearances deceive. With keen observation and an unerring sense of man’s frailties–gained during his years listening to confessions–Father Brown succeeds in bringing even the most elusive criminals to justice.

This definitive collection of fifteen stories, selected by... Read more

The Man Who Was Thursday
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$10.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75791-4 (0-375-75791-0)

G. K. Chesterton's surreal masterpiece is a psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Chesterton explores the meanings of their disguised identities in what is a fascinating mystery and, ultimately, a spellbinding allegory. As Jonathan Lethem... Read more

The Man Who Was Thursday
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by Matt Beaumont, Introduction by Matt Beaumont
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119146-1 (0-14-119146-5)

G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday is a thrilling novel of deception, subterfuge, double-crossing and secret identities, and this Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Matthew Beaumont. The Central Anarchist Council is a secret society sworn to destroy the world. The council is governed by seven men... Read more

Written by G.K. Chesterton
Image | Trade Paperback | July 1991
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-01536-3 (0-385-01536-4)

Chesterton's timeless exploration of the essentials of Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief (more than 750,000 copies sold in the Image edition) is now reissued.

For G.K. Chesterton, orthodoxy carries us into the land of romance, right action, and revolution. In Orthodoxy, a classic in religious autobiography, he tells of...

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Saint Francis of Assisi
Written by G.K. Chesterton
Image | Trade Paperback | November 1987
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-02900-1 (0-385-02900-4)

Francis of Assisi is, after Mary of Nazareth, the greatest saint in the Christian calendar, and one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. By universal acclaim, this biography by G. K. Chesterton is considered the best appreciation of Francis's life--the one that gets to the heart... Read more

Saint Thomas Aquinas
Written by G.K. Chesterton
Image | Trade Paperback | January 1974
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-09002-5 (0-385-09002-1)

G.K. Chesterton's brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in 1933. Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Martain, and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican...

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