Twelve Types: A Collection of Mini-Biographies

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G. K. Chesterton's biographical essays provide unique portraits of 12 of Europe's most defining figures. Written by one of the world's master essayists, this collection richly expresses Chesterton's thoughts on Charlotte Brontë, William Morris, Byron, Pope, St. Francis of Assisi, Rostand, Charles II, Stevenson, Thomas Carlyle, Tolstoy, Savonarola, and Sir Walter Scott. The book is a perfect companion for any literature, politics, or history course dealing with European history. It is also an excellent addition to any personal or scholarly library.

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G. K. Chesterton's writing career spanned 35 years and included nearly 100 books and thousands of articles in 125 different periodicals, on topics ranging from travel, economics, and politics to religion and philosophy. Malcolm Brennan is a professor emeritus of English at the Citadel in South Carolina and is the author of numerous works, including a collection of essays on the history of the English martyrs.

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"Each essay in this wonderful little book has something stimulating to say." -- Jim Bemis, The Wanderer, December 31, 2003

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Book Description Ihs Press December 2002, 2002. Paper Back. Condition: New. Perhaps in accord with his own induplicatable type, Chesterton delivers far more in this slim volume than a mere biographical telling of various literary, religious and historical figures. First published in 1902 and reprinted here with most of the original formatting intact, these essays help us see how very particular (and often peculiar) types have contributed to the deepening of orthodox faith -- simply by doing their work as writers, artists, royalty, reformers and, well, saints (we speak of Francis here). Chesterton's cast is not conclusive, but it does shed a rather invigorating light on both familiar and forgotten characters: Charlotte Bronte's genius in asserting ''the supreme unimportance of externals''; Robert Louis Stevenson's ''pleasure in life, in every muscular and emphatic action of life, even if it were an action that took the life of another''; Lord Byron's true stature as ''an unconscious optimist'' despite the uncompromising consciousness of his own pessimism; King Charles the Second's ability to attract us morally though he had ''scarcely a moral virtue to his name''; the cultish and false simplicity of Tolstoy's moral agenda, in contrast to his brilliant portrayals of the human experience; our need for Sir Walter Scott and his appeal of ''natural manliness'' which ought be absorbed into art lest it become a ''mere luxury and freak.'' Once again, Chesterton's striking and rather comic commonsense engenders both hope and humility in our struggle to live the faith. Seller Inventory # 144535

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Book Description Loreto. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Twelve Types is a collection of short biographical essays, by one of 20th-century England's greatest essayists. In keeping with the spirit of IHS Press, that there is a Catholic way to look at everything, this book evaluates the place of such figures as Tolstoy, St. Francis, Savonarola, William Morris, and others, in the history of the West and from an unabashedly Catholic perspective. With typical wit and flair, Chesterton accomplishes what modern biography most often fails to do: discuss the important and central elements of the characters it presumes to examine, while omitting tedious discussion on matters of little import. Chesterton looks at the souls, the characters, and the lives of some of the West's most important figures, providing modern readers with a sane and Catholic orientation to their approach to these great individuals. Originally published: London, 1905. IHS Press is pleased to present a new Preface to this edition by Dr. Malcolm Brennan. Malcolm Brennan is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the Citadel, South Carolina, and is the author of numerous works, including a collection of essays on the history of the English martyrs. The social doctrine isn't just about economics. Make this slim volume part of your Catholic cultural library today! Number of Pages: 95. book. Seller Inventory # B2090

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