Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in May, 1874. He considered himself a mere “rollicking journalist.” A prolific writer with a strong opinions on nearly every major subject of his day, he was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. Chesterton maintained a warm relationship with George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells–with whom he vehemently disagreed.

What’s Wrong with the World

Anti-Religious Thought In The Eighteenth Century

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Superstition of Divorce


The Club of Queer Trades

Chapter 1: The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown
Chapter 2: The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation
Chapter 3: The Awful Reason of the Vicar’s Visit
Chapter 4: The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent
Chapter 5: The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd
Chapter 6: The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady



Chapter 1: Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Othodoxy
Chapter 2: On the Negative Spirit
Chapter 3: On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small
Chapter 4: Mr. Bernard Shaw
Chapter 5: Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants
Chapter 6: Christmas and the Esthetes
Chapter 7: Omar and the Sacred Vine
Chapter 8: The Mildness of the Yellow Press
Chapter 9: The Moods of Mr. George Moore
Chapter 10: On Sandals and Simplicity
Chapter 11: Science and the Savages
Chapter 12: Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson
Chapter 13: Celts and Celtophiles
Chapter 14: Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family
Chapter 15: On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set
Chapter 16: On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity
Chapter 17: On the Wit of Whistler
Chapter 18: The Fallacy of the Young Nation
Chapter 19: Slum Novelists and the Slums
Chapter 20: Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy