A Short History Of England (Unabridged) A Short History Of England (Unabridged)

A Short History Of England (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

G.K. Chesterton was one of the towering figures of British literature in the early twentieth century. A man of massive size, massive personality, and massive appetite, Chesterton famous personality, dress, and personality gave rise to an eponymous adjective: Chestertonian. Although he is renowned for the Father Brown detective series, Chesterton also wrote volumes of nonfiction. First published in 1917, A Short History of England is exactly that, serving Chesterton's goal of publishing "a popular book of history written from the standpoint of a member of the public." Filled with Chestertonian wit, the fast-moving history includes such gemlike observations as, Henry VIII "was almost as unlucky in his wives as they were in their husband." Of the great late Victorian/Edwardian trio of wits: George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Chesterton himself, it is Chesterton whose body of work -- writing in an unassuming manner, without great pretension may well persist for future generations far longer than its charming, genial author ever imagined.

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
RB
Rayner Bourton
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:14
hr min
RELEASED
2022
October 7
PUBLISHER
Bookstream Audiobooks
SIZE
370.3
MB