Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton cover

Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

1. 01 - A Defense of Nonsense
2. 02 - A Defense of Useful Information
3. 03 - A Defense of Rash Vows
4. 04 - A Defense of Farce
5. 05 - A Defense of Baby Worship
6. 06 - A Defense of Slang
7. 07 - A Defense of Humility
8. 08 - A Defense of Penny Dreadfuls
9. 09 - Maeterlinck
10. 10 - On Lying in Bed
11. 11 - The Little Birds Who Won't Sing
12. 12 A Tragedy of Two pence

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Summary

In this collection, Bevis Hillier has put together some of Chesterton's essays in "The Defandant", "Varied Types" and "Tremendous Trifles". These 12 pieces were chosen to giving a peek into the margins of Chesterton's work and give a sense of the distinctive flavor of his mind. They were also chosen with an eye to showing what a complex and fascinating character he was.