Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

This little volume, issued as a gift book for lovers of Mr. Chesterton's writings in 1911, is made up from essays to be found 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. (Summary by Phil chenevert)

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Defense of Nonsense TriciaG
00:11:35
Play 02 A Defense of Useful Information John Trevithick
00:12:22
Play 03 A Defense of Rash Vows John Trevithick
00:12:46
Play 04 A Defense of Farce NoelBadrian
00:11:41
Play 05 A Defense of Baby Worship Rhonda Federman
00:08:24
Play 06 A Defense of Slang John Trevithick
00:09:10
Play 07 A Defense of Humility Tiffany Halla Colonna
00:11:21
Play 08 A Defense of Penny Dreadfuls Jessica Louise
00:13:13
Play 09 Maeterlink Martin Geeson
00:09:52
Play 10 On Lying In Bed Martin Geeson
00:11:16
Play 11 The Little Birds Who Won't Sing Tiffany Halla Colonna
00:09:02
Play 12 A Tragedy of Twopence Carol Box
00:09:55