The Defendant (Paperback)

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From detective stories and penny dreadfuls to skeletons, slang, and patriotism, G. K. Chesterton offers fresh perspectives on a remarkable range of subjects. The master essayist addresses each topic -- planets, humility, nonsense, ugly things -- with his characteristic combination of wit, paradox, and good humor. Chesterton's "defenses" of seemingly innocuous matters reveal many of the hidden assumptions and dogmas of his time.
The first collection of the prolific author's essays, The Defendant has been unavailable for many years. This earliest edition features an eloquent Introduction by Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society.

About the Author


The extensive writings of G. K. Chesterton (1847-1936) include journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics, and detective fiction. His writings have profoundly influenced countless readers, from C. S. Lewis to Michael Collins to Mahatma Gandhi.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486486024
ISBN-10: 0486486028
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: June 13th, 2012
Pages: 112
Language: English