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The wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton /
selected and introduced by Bevis Hillier.
imprint
London : Continuum, 2010.
description
xxxix, 272 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1441179585 (hbk.), 9781441179586 (hbk.)
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imprint
London : Continuum, 2010.
isbn
1441179585 (hbk.)
9781441179586 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7355451
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'This is a polemic written by a seasoned commentator whose opinion on such matters is always worth considering.'
'This delightful and informative book is a truly rewarding celebration of his [Chesterton's] brilliance.'
'This is a book for browsers, with plenty of good things. It would make an excellent gift for someone who enjoys laughing on one page and being struck silent on another.'
'The result of this archaeological dig through the musty archives... is delightful, and the fragmentariness of the format is turned into a virtue by the punning captions Hillier attaches to the extracts. Hillier has spared us Chesterton's wisdom .. and left us with his boisterous, belligerent, often dazzling wit'
'Simply put, this hugely welcome collection overflows with such Chestertonian wonders. Many books carry similar monikers, but this is true 'wit and wisdom' indeed.'
'It should be bought, read and treasured by all our readers...a splendid book with something memorable on every page, lots of humour and plenty to keep our minds busy.'
Mentioned in Simon Hoggart's Week
Mr Hiller divides his harvest into 20 sections...each one guaranteed to make the reader think, no small achievement in an author who has been dead for 75 years.
'I'm delighted to report a pleasing uptick in interest of the great G K Chesterton... the indefatigable Bevis Hillier has just produced The Wit and Wisdom of G K Chesterton which is, as you would imagine, both wise and witty'
'If you doubted that G K Chesterton was one of the great men of his age read Bevis Hillier's delectable anthology of his wit and wisdom for instant conversion.... It's a wonderful book. A real treasury'
'Bevis Hillier manages to& demonstrate that Chesterton's output of authenticated witticisms and serious wisdom was equal to that of almost any rival... a rich mine of memorable material, most of which will be refreshing new even to those who have long been admirers of Chesterton'
'Full of amusing and serious thoughts, it makes the ideal book either to dip into or read cover to cover.'
'I can not think of a better Christmas present for almost anybody, of all ages and both sexes... I have enjoyed it and recommend it.'
'A delight to read'
'An anthology compiled from wide knowledge and even research into unpublished manuscripts by our old friend Bevis Hillier.'
'An engaging and illuminating introduction to this well-chosen selection'
'A pleasingly elegant production...a high-quality dip'
'Bevis Hillier manages to demonstrate that Chesterton's output of authenticated witticisms and serious wisdom was equal to that of almost any rival... a rich mine of memorable material, most of which will be refreshing new even to those who have long been admirers of Chesterton'
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Summaries
Main Description
A new collection of humorous and serious gems from Chesterton's writing containing previously unpublished work.
Bowker Data Service Summary
G.K. Chesterton was a consummately witty man. The author draws on Chesterton's most humorous epigrams and more serious extracts not only from his most popular works, the 'Father Brown' stories, but his contributions to the 'Illustrated London News', 'GK's Weekly' and his numerous novels, poetry, and essays.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Biography of G. K. Chestertonp. xxxi
Tastersp. 1
Literaturep. 29
The Pressp. 78
Artp. 87
Architecturep. 94
History, including the history of GKC's own timesp. 98
Historiansp. 110
Sciencep. 113
England and the Englishp. 115
Londonp. 118
Classp. 121
Americap. 129
Love, Sex, Marriage (and Divorce)p. 143
Beauty, Dress and Fashionp. 148
Educationp. 152
Transportp. 155
Murder and Other Crimesp. 158
Detective Storiesp. 162
Religionp. 166
Miscellaneousp. 199
Indexp. 265
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