Gilbert Keith Chesterton. (1874 - 1936). about 80 books : 200 short stories 4000 essays several hundred of poems plays 6 novels. Novels: The Napoleon of Notting Hill The Man Who Was Thursday The Flying Inn The Ball and the Cross The Return of Don Quixote Manalive.
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(1874 - 1936)
Novels:The Napoleon of NottingHillThe Man Who Was Thursday The Flying InnThe Ball and the CrossThe Return of Don QuixoteManalive
Characteristics of Chesterton’s work:paradoxicality, unexpectedness, incredibility of situations, moral preaching, source of joy,they provoke deep reflexions.
“Reasonisalwaysreasonable” (TheBlueCross) “Menmaykeepasortoflevelofgood, butnomanhaseverbeenabletokeepononelevelofevil. Thatroadgoesdownanddown” (TheFlyingStars)
“A wind sprang high in the west, like a wave of unreasonable happiness, and tore eastward across England, trailing with it the frosty scent of forests and the cold intoxication of the sea” (Manalive)
tenant– жилецboardingestablishment– пансионantic– нелепая выходкаHighCourt– Верховный Судtoelope– сбежать с возлюбленным
Burglary- кража со взломомdesertion- оставление (семьи)madhouse – сумасшедший домinvestigate– расследоватьcharge– обвинение (юрид.)toinvolvе– вовлекать
“Do not enjoy yourself. Enjoy dances and theaters and joy-rides and champagne and oysters; enjoy jazz and cocktails and night-clubs if you can enjoy nothing better; enjoy bigamy and burglary and any crime in the calendar, in preference to the other alternative; but never learn to enjoy yourself.” The Common Man
If you leave a white post alone it will soon be a black post. If you particularly want it to be white you must be always painting it again. Briefly, if you want the old white post you must have a new white post. Orthodoxy
He had not had the smallest intention of starving his chauffeur; he did not realise that there was worse spiritual murder in merely forgetting him. The Flying Inn.