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Book Title: The Ballad Of The White Horse|
The author of the book: G.K. Chesterton
ISBN 13: 9780755116409
Edition: House of Stratus
Date of issue: January 12th 2008
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This is an epic poem about King Alfred's defeat of the Danes in 878. It does not claim to be historical and is just to emphasise tradition. He deals with the popular aspects of the Alfred story. These include Alfred playing a harp and singing in the Danish camp, of him meeting a woman and burning cakes. He deals with the Crusades. Cover: Typical images of the Alfred legend, crusades, burning cakes etc.
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Read information about the authorGilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.’s Weekly.
Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.
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