What's Wrong With the World

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction.

The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlier by The Times newspaper, which had asked a number of authors to write on the topic: “What’s wrong with the world?”. Chesterton’s answer at that time was the shortest of those submitted - he simply wrote: “Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely yours, G.K. Chesterton”. In this collection he gives a fuller treatment of the question, with his characteristic conservative wit. (Summary by Wikipedia and Carl Manchester)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, *Non-fiction, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication LibertusMaximus
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Play 01 The Medical Mistake LibertusMaximus
00:07:43
Play 02 Wanted, an Unpractical Man LibertusMaximus
00:10:29
Play 03 The New Hypocrite Jordan
00:13:06
Play 04 The Fear of the Past dlorimer
00:09:22
Play 05 The Unfinished Temple Jordan
00:12:06
Play 06 The Enemies of Property pattymarie
00:09:51
Play 07 The Free Family Jeannie
00:08:05
Play 08 The Wildness of Domesticity Zloot
00:08:54
Play 09 History of Hudge and Gudge Craig Campbell
00:11:03
Play 10 Oppression by Optimism Houldsworth1
00:06:36
Play 11 The Homelessness of Jones Houldsworth1
00:09:21
Play 12 The Charm of Jingoism Craig Campbell
00:08:21
Play 13 Wisdom and the Weather davevoelker
00:14:12
Play 14 The Common Vision Jeannie
00:07:11
Play 15 The Insane Necessity Zloot
00:14:37
Play 16 The Unmilitary Sufragette Houldsworth1
00:06:50
Play 17 The Universal Stick dlorimer
00:13:55
Play 18 The Emancipation of Domesticity NickNumber
00:10:06
Play 19 The Romance of Thrift Anne Cheng
00:11:36
Play 20 The Coldness of Chloe von
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Play 21 The Pedant and the Savage von
00:06:24
Play 22 The Modern Surrender of Woman pattymarie
00:08:03
Play 23 The Brand of the Fleur-de-Lys von
00:06:42
Play 24 Sincerity and the Gallows Craig Campbell
00:06:49
Play 25 The Higher Anarchy Ransom
00:08:25
Play 26 The Queen and the Suffragettes Ransom
00:03:44
Play 27 The Modern Slave Ransom
00:07:12
Play 28 The Calvanism of To-day Gary Gilberd
00:05:20
Play 29 The Tribal Terror Gary Gilberd
00:05:59
Play 30 The Tricks of Environment breathe
00:04:35
Play 31 The Truth About Education breathe
00:06:03
Play 32 An Evil Cry breathe
00:06:25
Play 33 Authority the Unavoidable Craig Campbell
00:10:02
Play 34 The Humility of Mrs Grundy von
00:08:15
Play 35 The Broken Rainbow valli
00:11:04
Play 36 The Need for Narrowness von
00:05:11
Play 37 The Case for Public Schools valli
00:15:47
Play 38 The School for Hypocrites Craig Campbell
00:12:32
Play 39 The Staleness of the New Schools Jeannie
00:06:42
Play 40 The Outlawed Parent Craig Campbell
00:07:20
Play 41 Folly and Female Education Alana Jordan
00:08:26
Play 42 The Empire of the Insect David Barnes
00:14:17
Play 43 The Fallacy of the Umbrella Stand Raerity
00:08:34
Play 44 The Dreadful Duty of Gudge Craig Campbell
00:06:16
Play 45 A Last Instance Jeannie
00:02:34
Play 46 Conclusion Jeannie
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Play 47 Three Notes Alana Jordan
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