Varied Types


Read by Ray Clare

(3.8 stars; 4 reviews)

Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of our day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Here he uses his wit and mastery of paradox to bring into focus a number of historical persons who in many ways typify the people who presently shape our world and who in their own right have already shaped Western civilization. These reprinted magazine articles are filled with his good-natured wit and devastating ability to use reductio ad absurdum to destroy the popular myths that drive our society at full-speed into, and expose the utter nonsense that underlies, secular humanism. You will come away with yet another new collection of wonderful quotes. (Summary by Ray Clare)

(4 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Charlotte Bronte 13:14 Read by Ray Clare
William Morris and his School 14:56 Read by Ray Clare
The Optimism of Byron 13:46 Read by Ray Clare
Pope and the Art of Satire 16:03 Read by Ray Clare
Francis 15:34 Read by Ray Clare
Rostand 13:13 Read by Ray Clare
Charles II 13:46 Read by Ray Clare
Stevenson 12:13 Read by Ray Clare
Thomas Carlyle 18:10 Read by Ray Clare
Tolstoy and the Cult of Simplicity 25:52 Read by Ray Clare
Savonarola 11:31 Read by Ray Clare
The Position of Sir Walter Scott 23:22 Read by Ray Clare
Bret Harte 21:18 Read by Ray Clare
Alfred the Great 10:46 Read by Ray Clare
Maeterlinck 8:00 Read by Ray Clare
Ruskin 7:33 Read by Ray Clare
Queen Victoria 12:27 Read by Ray Clare
The German Emperor 11:10 Read by Ray Clare
Tennyson 11:01 Read by Ray Clare
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 11:53 Read by Ray Clare