Miscellaneous Essays of G. K. Chesterton


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(4.6 stars; 18 reviews)

These eleven files are miscellaneous short essays or stories from G.K. Chesterton. They were chosen for not only their brevity but also for being shining exemplars of Chesterton's wit and whimsy. A fun but powerful introduction into the mind of the man that is G.K. Chesterton. (Summary by GK Cleveland)

(1 hr 10 min)

Chapters

On Lying in Bed 7:10 Read by Vincent Torre
A Piece of Chalk 9:30 Read by Wm Christopher Hoag
Asparagus 6:10 Read by Bryce Albertson
Child Psychology and Nonsense 8:26 Read by Irene Hoag
Homesick at Home 10:57 Read by Sara Segel
On Losing One’s Head 7:35 Read by Paula Santa
What I found in my pocket 7:12 Read by Michael Robinson
To Frances 3:02 Read by Garth Donald
A Fairy Tale 10:32 Read by Chip Grogin

Reviews

Amusing, but not his best

(4 stars)

This collection contains the light, childlike, romantic side of G.K. Chesterton, but that side of him, while delightful in itself, is at his very best when it is married with sharp reasoning and a complete philosophy of life, and that doesn't come across in this work as well as it does in much of his other writing.

Simple, Brilliant

(5 stars)

Check Gil out: just about everything he writes is wise, more so even than personal favorite wiseman samuel clemens who was regularly taken in. krazy funny guy just like twain, for instance lying in bed. Btw both funny wise guys wrote essays on this subject. Compare and contrast klass!

G. K. Chesterton, Essays

(5 stars)

Very good stories and what made it even better was very good Librivox readers.

Interesting

(4 stars)

I just listened because I am becoming interested in the author.

Brilliant

(5 stars)

Author paints a clear and real image. Indepth thoughts. Absolutly phenominal