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Alarms and Discursions

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This volume contains a collection of essays written by G. K. Chesterton. These essays were originally published in the 'Daily News', and cover a range of topics ranging from Gargoyles to strolls around Marble Arch. The essays contained herein include: “The Surrender of a Cockney”, “The Nightmare”, “The Telegraph Poles”, “A Drama of Dolls”, “The Men and His Newspaper”, “The Appetite of Earth”, “Simmons and the Social Tie”, “Cheese”, “The Red Town”, “The Furrows”, and many more. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, theologian, and biographer. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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