Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in May, 1874. He considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist." A prolific writer with a strong opinions on nearly every major subject of his day, he was one of the few journalists to oppose the Boer War. Chesterton maintained a warm relationship with George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells--with whom he vehemently disagreed.

What's Wrong with the World

Anti-Religious Thought In The Eighteenth Century

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Superstition of Divorce

The Club of Queer Trades

Chapter 1: The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown
Chapter 2: The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation
Chapter 3: The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit
Chapter 4: The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent
Chapter 5: The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd
Chapter 6: The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady


1. Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Othodoxy
2. On the Negative Spirit
3. On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small
4. Mr. Bernard Shaw
5. Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants
6. Christmas and the Esthetes
7. Omar and the Sacred Vine
8. The Mildness of the Yellow Press
9. The Moods of Mr. George Moore
10. On Sandals and Simplicity
11. Science and the Savages
12. Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson
13. Celts and Celtophiles
14. On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family
15. On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set
16. On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity
17. On the Wit of Whistler
18. The Fallacy of the Young Nation
19. Slum Novelists and the Slums
20. Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy