The Man Who Was Thursday PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Man Who Was Thursday free pdf The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908.

About G K Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people-such as George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells-with whom he vehemently disagreed. Chesterton had no difficulty standing up for what he believed. He was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. His 1922 "Eugenics and Other Evils" attacked what was at that time the most progressive of all ideas, the idea that the human race could and should breed a superior version of itself. In the Nazi experience, history demonstrated the wisdom of his once "reactionary" views. His poetry runs the gamut from the comic 1908 "On Running After One's Hat" to dark and serious ballads. During the dark days of 1940, when Britain stood virtually alone against the armed might of Nazi Germany, these lines from his 1911 Ballad of the White Horse were often quoted: I tell you naught for your comfort, Yea, naught for your desire, Save that the sky grows darker yet And the sea rises higher. Though not written for a scholarly audience, his biographies of authors and historical figures like Charles Dickens and St. Francis of Assisi often contain brilliant insights into their subjects. His Father Brown mystery stories, written between 1911 and 1936, are still being read and adapted for television. His politics fitted with his deep distrust of concentrated wealth and power of any sort. Along with his friend Hilaire Belloc and in books like the 1910 "What's Wrong with the World" he advocated a view called "Distributionism" that was best summed up by his expression that every man ought to be allowed to own "three acres and a cow." Though not known as a political thinker, his political influence has circled the world. Some see in him the father of the "small is beautiful" movement and a newspaper article by him is credited with provoking Gandhi to seek a "genuine" nationalism for India rather than one that imitated the British. Heretics belongs to yet another area of literature at which Chesterton excelled. A fun-loving and gregarious man, he was nevertheless troubled in his adolescence by thoughts of suicide. In Christianity he found the answers to the dilemmas and paradoxes he saw in life.

Details Book

Author : G K Chesterton
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 12 September 2014
ISBN : 1502346133
EAN : 9781502346131
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 164 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Man Who Was Thursday

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • First Among Sequels free pdfFirst Among Sequels

    Thursday Next is back. And this time it's personal ...Officially. Literary Detective Thursday Next is off the case. Once a key figure in the BookWorld police force..

  • Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next Novels free pdfLost in a Good Book (Thursday Next Novels

    The inventive. exuberant. and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Fforde's magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful. fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next..

  • Bama Boy free pdfBama Boy

    Abbie was getting ready to go to school. As she sat down to have her breakfast. her mother looked over to talk to her. "Today is Thursday. Abbie. and starting today I have a meeting every Thursday afternoon..

  • Thea the Thursday Fairy (Rainbow Magic free pdfThea the Thursday Fairy (Rainbow Magic

    Naughty Jack Frost has stolen the seven Fairyland Fun Day Flags. In this book. Thea the Thursday Fairy needs Kirsty's and Rachel's help to rescue her flag from an aquarium..

  • The Man Who Was Thursday free pdfThe Man Who Was Thursday

    This classic text from G.K. Chesterton tells the story of an undercover Scotland Yard detective who infiltrates an anarchist group and ends up elected as its representative to a European anarchist council..

  • The Man Who Was Thursday free pdfThe Man Who Was Thursday

    . The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908..