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The Uses of Diversity: A book of essays by G. K. Chesterton

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The Uses of Diversity: A book of essays by G. K. Chesterton

This collection of GK Chesterton personal essays provides interesting insights into his own philosophy and feelings about the issues of his day. Unfortunately, unless the reader is familiar with British society and literature of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s it is slow going and sometimes requires additional research to figure out what exactly he is saying.

Contents
On seriousness — Lamp-posts — The spirits — Tennyson — The domesticity of detectives — George Meredith — The Irishman — Ireland and the domestic drama — The Japanese — Christian Science — The lawlessness of lawyers — Our Latin relations — On pigs as pets — The romance of Rostand — Wishes — The futurists — The evolution of Emma — The pseudo-scientific books — The humour of King Herod — The silver goblets — The duty of the historian — Questions of divorce — Mormonism — Pageants and dress — On stage costume — The yule log and the Democrat — More thoughts on Christmas — Dickens again — Taffy — “Ego et Shavius Meus” — The plan for a new universe — George Wyndham — Four stupidities — On historical novels — On monsters.

1 review for The Uses of Diversity: A book of essays by G. K. Chesterton

  1. Anonymous

    The student of Chesterton would find this a valuable addition to his or her library; and someone, like myself, who is interested in style and technique of the English personal essay will find the collection a rewarding read.

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