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Varied Types

G. K. Chesterton

1. 01 – Charlotte Bronte
2. 02 – William Morris and his School
3. 03 – The Optimism of Byron
4. 04 – Pope and the Art of Satire
5. 05 – Francis
6. 06 – Rostand
7. 07 – Charles II
8. 08 – Stevenson
9. 09 – Thomas Carlyle
10. 10 – Tolstoy and the Cult of Simplicity
11. 11 – Savonarola
12. 12 – The Position of Sir Walter Scott
13. 13 – Bret Harte
14. 14 – Alfred the Great
15. 15 – Maeterlinck
16. 16 – Ruskin
17. 17 – Queen Victoria
18. 18 – The German Emperor
19. 19 – Tennyson
20. 20 – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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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.