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The Quotable Chesterton
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G. K. Chesterton was a literary giant of his age. With anexceptional intellect, he wrote about history, politics, economics, philosophy,social and literary criticism, and theology. He published essays, novels, biographies,short stories, and poetry, and the Christian classics Heretics, Orthodoxy, and The Everlasting Man, which C. S. Lewiscredits as instrumental in his conversion to Christianity.
With much of his finest material out of print or hard to find,modern readers have long needed a standard collection of his best thoughts. KevinBelmonte’s The Quotable Chesterton bringsthem to you arranged alphabetically by topic, with complete original sourcedocumentation.
There are entries from Adventure to Cheese, Politics toÉmile Zola, interspersed with essays about Chesterton’s life and times.Hundreds of passages drawn from Chesterton’s fiction, poetry, essays, and otherbooks showcase a man the New York Timeshailed as a “brilliant English essayist” and George Bernard Shaw called a“colossal genius.”
“There isn’t a writer who gets me pacing and smiling andthinking like G.K. Chesterton. His every paradigm shift is an adjustment to my mentalcompass, and so a gift.” —DONALD MILLER, author of the New York Times bestsellers AMillion Miles in a Thousand Years and BlueLike Jazz
“Over the years, I have delivered thousands of lectures,speeches, talks, and sermons; I have written hundreds of articles, essays,books, and reviews; it is an exceedingly rare occasion when any of them shouldfail to contain the words ‘Chesterton once said.’ Kevin Belmonte here revealsthat fountain of wit, wisdom, and wonder, G.K. Chesterton, in all hisirresistibly, irrepressibly, quotable splendor.”—GEORGE GRANT, Pastor, ParishPresbyterian Church, and Chancellor, New College Franklin