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GK Chesterton, The Poetry Of (Audiobook)

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Read by Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe & Eve Karpf (Unabridged: 1hr 1min)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in Campden Hill, Kensington on May 29th 1874.

Originally after attending St Pauls School he went to Slade to learn the art of illustration.  In 1896 he joined a small London publisher and began his journalistic career as a freelance art and literary critic before going on to writing weekly columns in the Daily News and the Illustrated London News.

In 1901 he married Frances Blogg, to whom he remained married for the rest of his life.

For many he is known as a very fine novelist and the creator of the Father Brown Detective stories which were much influenced by his own beliefs.  A large man – 6’ 4” and 21st in weight he was apt to be forgetful in that delightful way that the British sometimes are – a telegram home to his wife saying he was in one place but where should he actually be…….?

He was prolific in many other areas; he wrote plays, short stories, essays, loved to debate and wrote hundreds of poems.  It is on his poems that we concentrate this volume.  They range from the virtues and vices of England and the English to his world view and religious beliefs.

GK Chesterton died of congestive heart failure on 14th June, 1936 and is buried in Beaconsfield just outside of London.

GK Chesterton Biography

 

In this compilation - 

01 - The Poetry of G.K. Chesterton - An Introduction
02 - Le Panto by G.K. Chesterton
03 - The Rolling English Road by G.K. Chesterton
04 - The Englishman by G.K. Chesterton
05 - Lines On A Cricket Match by G.K. Chesterton
06 - Wine and Water by G.K. Chesterton
07 - The Aristocrat by G.K. Chesterton
08 - The Song of Right and Wrong by G.K. Chesterton
09 - Americanisation by G.K. Chesterton
10 - The World State by G.K. Chesterton
11 - The Secret People by G.K. Chesterton
12 - The Wife of Flanders by G.K. Chesterton
13 - The Last Hero by G.K. Chesterton
14 - The Convert by G.K. Chesterton
15 - The Human Tree by G.K. Chesterton
16 - Joseph by G.K. Chesterton
17 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton
18 - The House Of Christmas by G.K. Chesterton
19 - The Unpardonable Sin by G.K. Chesterton
20 - A Prayer In Darkness by G.K. Chesterton
21 - The Towers of Time by G.K. Chesterton
22 - Who Goes Home by G.K. Chesterton
23 - The Mystery by G.K. Chesterton
24 - The Strange Music by G.K. Chesterton
25 - The Song Against Songs by G.K. Chesterton
26 - The Ballad of the White Horse - Dedication - An Extract by G.K. Chesterton
27 - The Ballad of the White Horse - Book I - The Vision of the King - An Extract by G.K. Chesterton
28 - The Ballad of the White Horse - Book III - The Harp of Alfred  - An Extract by G.K. Chesterton
29 - The Ballad of the White Horse - Book IV - The Woman in the Forest - An Extract by G.K. Chesterton
30 - The Ballad of the White Horse - Book VII - Ethandune, The Last Chance - An Extract by G.K. Chesterton
31 - The Ballad of the White Horse - Book VIII - The Scouring of the Horse - An Extract by G.K. Chesterton

 


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