G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Knew Too Much


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential and prolific English writer of the early 20th century. He was a journalist, a poet a…

The Innocence of Father Brown


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The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surp…

The Wisdom of Father Brown


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This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chesterton’s fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a s…

Priester und Detektiv (Pater Brown Geschichten)


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Pater Brown ist ein englischer katholischer Pfarrer, der als Hobby Kriminalfälle löst. Dies gelingt ihm, indem er sich in den T&au…

Orthodoxy


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With his typical wit and erudition Chesterton presents Christianity as the best answer to a series of interlocking riddles that live in ever…

The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare


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In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gr…

Heretics


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The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicki…

What's Wrong With the World


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

A Short History of England


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interac…

What I Saw in America


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“Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and wh…

The Club of Queer Trades


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A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the 'mystic' former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner…

Orthodoxy (Version 2)


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Orthodoxy is a book that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "atte…

The Superstition of Divorce


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This short book was written in 1920, and in it Chesterton, with his usual wit and incisive logic, presents a series of articles defending ma…

The Trees of Pride


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Three trees, known as the Peacock trees, are blamed by the peasants for the fever that has killed many. Squire Vane scoffs at this legend as…

Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton


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This little volume, issued as a gift book for lovers of Mr. Chesterton's writings in 1911, is made up from essays to be found in "The D…

Eugenics and Other Evils


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Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of …

St. Francis of Assisi



In this brief but lively biography, G.K. Chesterton brings all his typical wit and insight into discussing Francis of Assisi. Francis is arg…

The Ballad of the White Horse


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An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihi…

The Napoleon of Notting Hill


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While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: "Forward, my beau…

The Ball and the Cross


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The Ball and the Cross is G. K. Chesterton's third novel. In the introduction Martin Gardner notes that it is a "mixture of fantasy, fa…

The New Jerusalem


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The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of anyone involved in the production of this book, and are not the views of LibriVox. Dale …

All Things Considered


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Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of this day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. These r…

Orthodoxy


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"Orthodoxy," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1908. "The only possible excuse for this boo…

Manalive


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The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round a…

The Everlasting Man


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In this book, Gilbert Keith Chesterton contends that in the context of Evolution, the rise of Mankind is a surprise, not just a higher sort …

Miscellaneous Essays of G. K. Chesterton


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These eleven files are miscellaneous short essays or stories from G.K. Chesterton. They were chosen for not only their brevity but also for …

The Flying Inn


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The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G.K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where a bizarre form of "Progressiv…

Charles Dickens


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G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inim…

The Crimes of England


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"Second, when telling such lies as may seem necessary to your international standing, do not tell the lies to the people who know the t…

Short Mystery Story Collection 002


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LibriVox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 002: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

Tremendous Trifles


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“None of us think enough of these things on which the eye rests. But don't let us let the eye rest. Why should the eye be so lazy? Let us ex…

Eugenics and Other Evils


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I think G.K. Chesterton explains his book rather well in his introduction, but it might help to start with a sense of the time in question. …

Utopia of Usurers


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“Now I have said again and again (and I shall continue to say again and again on all the most inappropriate occasions) that we must hit Capi…

George Bernard Shaw


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Chesterton and Shaw were famous friends and enjoyed their arguments and discussions. Although rarely in agreement, they both maintained good…

Heretics


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"Heretics," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1905. Chesterton had a sense of humor, had a sense …

The Defendant


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A collection of reprinted articles on a wide-range of subjects, all in the unique style of G. K. Chesterton. Using wit, paradox, and good hu…

A Miscellany of Men


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was among the world's most prolific writers who incorporated relentless logic, wonderful humor, and a clear view of…

The Sign of the Broken Sword


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In the freezing English countryside, Father Brown leads Flambeau to the many monuments and shrines of the great General St. Claire. "S…

The Appetite of Tyranny


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“Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madn…

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens


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“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries o…

The Song Against Songs


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Song Against Songs by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Octobe…

Alarms and Discursions


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, p…

The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 2)


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The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G K Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in 1911…

Poems


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Originally published in 1916, this book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton includes 59 poems on a variety of subjects. Included in this are war po…

Irish Impressions


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“For the Irish Question has never been discussed in England. Men have discussed Home Rule; but those who advocated it most warmly, and as I …

A Ballade of Suicide


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of A Ballade of Suicide by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 20,…

Varied Types


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Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of our day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Here he …

Verteidigung des Unsinns, der Demut, des Schundromans und anderer mißachteter D…


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Verschiedene Essays, in denen Dinge wie Schundromane, Planeten, Posse, Demut und unüberlegte Gelübde verteidigt werden. Ein hochve…

Lord Kitchener


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“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exce…

Magic: A Fantastic Comedy


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George Bernard Shaw goaded the already successful essayist and novelist Chesterton into trying his hand at a play, with this 1913 result. T…

A Chesterton Calendar


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Go through the year, day by day, with the wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton! Compiled from the writings of 'G.K.C', both in verse and in pro…

Robert Browning


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There is an old anecdote, probably apocryphal, which describes how a feminine admirer wrote to Browning asking him for the meaning of one of…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 007


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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collectio…

Wine, Water and Song


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A collection of 16 poems by G.K. Chesterton. All of the poems in this book, except for "The Strange Ascetic" are taken from "…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 045


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Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedich…

Short Story Collection Vol. 066


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Another great collection of short stories in English, selected and read by Librivox readers.

The Defendant


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A collection of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, "Defences" of things at best less appreciated than they ought to be. "...…

The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses


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This book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton, originally published in 1922, contain 35 poems on a variety of subjects. (Summary by Maria Therese…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 009


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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in these collecti…

Short Story Collection Vol. 069


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O. Henry, P.G. Wodehouse, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Parker and Jack London were among the authors selected by Librivox readers for thi…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027


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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Long Poems Collection 005


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Long Poems Collection 005: a collection of 10 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.

Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection


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This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Chr…

The Wild Knight and Other Poems


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A collection of poems that tend to revolve around the theme of the wonder of the world. It includes the short, poetic play, "The Wild K…

Coffee Break Collection 010 - War and Conflict


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This is the tenth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in leng…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 028


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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 010


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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collectio…

Le Nommé Jeudi


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G. K. Chesterton, de son nom complet Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 mai 1874 – 14 juin 1936) est l’un des plus importants écrivains ang…

Short Story Collection Vol. 070


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Mysteries, fantasy, family and hardship all make appearances in this, the 70th volume of short stories in the English language, selected and…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 013


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A collection of sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were inde…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 030


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Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include botany, dreams, farming, history, li…

La tienda de fantasmas


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El árbol del orgullo


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Si bajan a la Costa de Berbería, donde se estrecha la última cuña de los bosques entre el desierto y el gran mar sin ma…

Short Poetry Collection 101


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 141


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This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2015.

Short Poetry Collection 113


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2012.

El árbol del orgullo


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Short Poetry Collection 105


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2012.

Greybeards at Play


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G.K. Chesterton's first publication, "Greybeards at Play" is a collection of poetry and accompanying illustrations. The work is ma…

Short Poetry Collection 070


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This is a collection of poems for the month of August 2008

Short Poetry Collection 106


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 165


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This is a collection of 28 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 152


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This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2016.

Ballad of the White Horse


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This epic poem is about Alfred the Great's defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in…

Short Poetry Collection 143


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2015.

Short Poetry Collection 032


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 032: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

La pagoda de Babel


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Ese cuento del agujero en el suelo, que baja quién sabe hasta dónde, siempre me ha fascinado. Ahora es una leyenda musulmana; …

Short Poetry Collection 107


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2012.

LibriVox 12th Anniversary Collection


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"LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to li…

Short Poetry Collection 071


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This is a collection of poems for the month of September 2008

Short Poetry Collection 177


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This is a collection of 23 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2018

Christmas Short Works Collection 2014


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories and non-fiction, a play, poems, and bible readings features readings in English, Bulgarian…

Short Story Collection Vol. 076


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A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. This time, we delve into the annals of Arthur Conan …

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 058


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Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. The human condition is variously explored in Chest…

Thou Shalt Not Kill


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Thou Shalt Not Kill by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 25, …