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G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

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)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Charlotte Bronte Ray Clare
00:13:14
Play 02 William Morris and his School Ray Clare
00:14:56
Play 03 The Optimism of Byron Ray Clare
00:13:46
Play 04 Pope and the Art of Satire Ray Clare
00:16:03
Play 05 Francis Ray Clare
00:15:34
Play 06 Rostand Ray Clare
00:13:13
Play 07 Charles II Ray Clare
00:13:46
Play 08 Stevenson Ray Clare
00:12:13
Play 09 Thomas Carlyle Ray Clare
00:18:10
Play 10 Tolstoy and the Cult of Simplicity Ray Clare
00:25:52
Play 11 Savonarola Ray Clare
00:11:31
Play 12 The Position of Sir Walter Scott Ray Clare
00:23:22
Play 13 Bret Harte Ray Clare
00:21:18
Play 14 Alfred the Great Ray Clare
00:10:46
Play 15 Maeterlinck Ray Clare
00:08:00
Play 16 Ruskin Ray Clare
00:07:33
Play 17 Queen Victoria Ray Clare
00:12:27
Play 18 The German Emperor Ray Clare
00:11:10
Play 19 Tennyson Ray Clare
00:11:01
Play 20 Elizabeth Barrett Browning Ray Clare
00:11:53