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1964. 192 pages. Orange, pictorial dust jacket over grey cloth.Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks.Mild rubbing along edges.Clipped jacket with mild wear and tanning along edges and over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a novel written by G. K. Chesterton in 1904, set in a nearly unchanged London in 1984. Although the novel is set in the future, it is, in effect, set in an alternative reality of Chesterton's own period, with no advances in technology or changes in the class system or attitudes. It postulates an impersonal government, not described in any detail, but apparently content to operate through a figurehead king, randomly chosen.The dreary succession of randomly selected Kings of England is broken up when Auberon Quin, who cares for nothing but a good joke, is chosen. To amuse himself, he institutes elaborate costumes for the provosts of the districts of London. All are bored by the King's antics except for one earnest young man who takes the cry for regional pride seriously – Adam Wayne, the eponymous Napoleon of Notting Hill. While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: "Forward, my beauty, my Arab," he said, patting the omnibus encouragingly, "fleetest of all thy bounding tribe"), it is also an adventure story. Chesterton is not afraid to let blood be drawn in his battles, fought with sword and halberd in the London streets between neighbouring boroughs; Wayne thinks up some ingenious strategies, and Chesterton does not shrink from the death in combat of some of his characters. Finally, the novel is philosophical, contemplating the value and meaning of man's actions and the virtue of respect for one's enemies. Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer,poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown,and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man.Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Progressivism and Conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius."Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin. Chesterton was born in Campden Hill in Kensington, London, the son of Marie Louise, née Grosjean, and Edward Chesterton.He was baptised at the age of one month into the Church of England,though his family themselves were irregularly practising Unitarians.According to his autobiography, as a young man Chesterton became fascinated with the occult and, along with his brother Cecil, experimented with Ouija boards.
Product Description: This early novel is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Written by the prolific English critic and author of novels, short stories, essays and verse, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), it is a futuristic novel set in 1984 in a London that has changed little from the date in which is was written, 1904. Chesterton’s most accurate prediction was that in essence, people would not change, and would continue to regard government with indifference. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Titel: Napoleon of Notting Hill
Verlag: Darwen Finlayson Ltd
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd, 1946. Buchzustand: Fair. 1946. 157 pages. Orange & cream paperback with black lettering. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear and tear to spine, cover edges and corners. Heavy tanning to spine. Mild soiling to covers. Artikel-Nr. 1494489738AL
Buchbeschreibung Oxford World's Classics, 1994. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. First Separate. FINE 1ST IMPRESSION OXFORD WORLD CLASSIC PB WITH ORIGINAL COVER ARTWORK, FULL INTRO AND NOTES BY BERNARD BERGONZI. HARD TO FIND, COMPREHENSIVE EDITION. LIGHT SHELF-RUBBING TO OUTER EDGES OF COVER, UNMARKED. IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH WORLDWIDE Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction 20th Century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010736. Artikel-Nr. 010736
Buchbeschreibung London, John Lane the Bodley Head, 1941., 1941. Leinen, Einband etwas berieben und gebleicht, Stempel, 300 Seiten. In englischer Sprache. pages. Artikel-Nr. 12432
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, London, 1946. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good+. Penguin Books1946; Good to very good in paperbaqck; 157 pages. Artikel-Nr. 29138
Buchbeschreibung no date givenc1904, 1904. , handwritten manuscript poem signed "G K Chesterton" in black ink (8 lines of verse 4), letter-headed paper with blue titles 'Overroads, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield' (including telephone number), 22 x 17.5 cms, Original Edition , near fine condition , pale blue bonded paper with blue titles, cream card mount with blue rules, , 33 x 29 cms Paperback MANUSCRIPT BY AUTHOR ISBN: Artikel-Nr. 66318