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In defense of sanity : the best essays of G.K. Chesterton / selected by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Aidan Mackey ; edited by Dale Ahlquist.

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  • ISBN: 9781586174897
  • ISBN: 1586174894
  • Physical Description: xvii, 387 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Ignatius Press, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction to "The Defendant" -- A defense of skeletons -- On certain modern writers and the institution of the family -- On running after one's hat -- Woman -- A piece of chalk -- What I found in my pocket -- On lying in bed -- The diabolist -- The twelve men -- The shop of ghosts -- The romantic in the rain -- The mad official -- The mystagogue -- The architect of spears -- Don't -- The mystery of the mystics -- A much repeated repetition -- The maxims of maxim -- The book of Job -- Cheese -- On gargoyles -- The fading fireworks -- The furrows -- The meaning of dreams -- On being moved -- The Pickwick Papers -- The bluff of the big shops -- On architecture -- On Shakespeare -- The slavery of free verse -- Turning inside out -- On turnpikes and mediaevalism -- The drift from domesticity -- On vulgarity -- On a humiliating heresy -- On original sin -- On Jane Austen in the general election -- On essays -- On evil euphemisms -- A plea for prohibition -- The American ideal -- Marriage and the modern mind -- Magic and fantasy in fiction -- On the new prudery -- On the return of the barbarian -- On man : heir of all the ages -- On the instability of the state -- The romance of childhood -- The surrender upon sex -- Reflections on a rotten apple - Babies and distributism -- The rout of reason -- Mary Queen of Scots -- George MacDonald -- Tolerating other religions -- The efficiency of the police -- About beliefs -- The common man -- Two stubborn pieces of iron -- The revival of philosophy-why? -- If I had only one sermon to preach -- Scipio and the children -- The philosophy of Islands -- The artistic side -- What is right with the world -- The spice of life.
Summary, etc.:
The only problems with Chesterton's essays is that there are too many of them - over five thousand! For many G. K. C. readers it is not even possible to know where to start or how to begin to approach them. So three of the world's leading authorities on Chesterton - Dale Ahlquist, Aidan Mackey, and Joseph Pearce - have selected the "best" Chesterton essays, a collection that will be appreciated by both the newcomer and the seasoned student of this great 20th century man of letters -- Publisher description.
Subject: Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936.

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