One of the twentieth century’s most admired and influential authors, G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) created an enduring body of work that encompasses journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics, and detective fiction. Chesterton’s thought-provoking writings have profoundly affected countless readers, including C.S. Lewis, Michael Collins, and Mahatma Gandhi.
The Dover Reader anthology features two unabridged works of fiction: Chesterton’s thriller, The Man Who Was Thursday, and his short story collection, The Club of Queer Trades. The book also includes six tales from the ever-popular Father Brown detective stories; Orthodoxy, Chesterton’s classic examination of the foundations of Christian morality; and several essays on a remarkable variety of subjects, from chalk to cheese.