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G.K. Chesterton

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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 Everyman Chesterton

Written by G.K. Chesterton
Edited by Ian Ker
Introduction by Ian Ker


Format: Hardcover, 952 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $30.00

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 >

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Father Brown
The Essential Tales
Written by G.K. Chesterton
Edited by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 26, 2005
Price: $12.95

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 >

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The Man Who Was Thursday
A Nightmare
Written by G.K. Chesterton
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $8.95

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

The Man Who Was Thursday
A Nightmare
Written by G.K. Chesterton
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 16, 2009
Price: $4.99

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Orthodoxy
The Classic Account of a Remarkable Christian Experience
Written by G.K. Chesterton
Foreword by Philip Yancey


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Shaw Books
On Sale: November 20, 2001
Price: $14.99

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Orthodoxy

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: July 1, 1991
Price: $11.00

Chesterton's classic explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief. Written in 1908, it displays all the intellectual clarity and literary skill of one of this century's greatest and most thoughtful authors. Read more >
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Orthodoxy

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $4.99

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 17, 1987
Price: $14.00

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 >

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 15, 1974
Price: $14.00

Saint Thomas Aquinas is arguably the greatest theologian in Christian history. G. K. Chesterton tells the life story of the man whose thoughts and writings have continued to illuminate the Catholic Church. His classic portrait of Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest of Christian philosophers, captures the true spirit of Aquinas'... Read more >
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