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Author LinkChesterton, G. K.(Gilbert Keith),1874-1936.
Title LinkTremendous trifles / G. K. Chesterton.
Imprint Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2007.
Description viii, 216 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Originally published: London : Methuen, 1909.
Contents Contents: Tremendous trifles -- A piece of chalk -- The secret of a train -- The perfect game -- The extraordinary cabman -- An accident -- The advantages of having one leg -- The end of the world -- In the Place de la Bastille -- On lying in bed -- The twelve men -- The wind and the trees -- The Dickensian -- In topsy-turvy land -- What I found in my pocket -- The dragon’s grandmother -- The red angel -- The tower -- How I met the president -- The giant -- A great man -- The orthodox barber -- The toy theatre -- A tragedy of twopence -- A cab ride across country -- The two noises -- Some policemen and a moral -- The lion -- Humanity: an interlude -- the little birds who won’t sing -- The riddle of the ivy -- The travellers in state -- The prehistoric railway station -- The diabolist -- A glimpse of my country -- A somewhat improbable story -- The shop of ghosts -- The ballade of a strange town -- The mystery of a pageant.
Summary Chesterton’s 39 short essays are the result, he says, of "sitting still and letting marvels and adventures settle on him like flies." Actually, he does move around -- Germany, France, and on foot in England when he tires of waiting for a train. Full of both good sense and nonsense, his commentaries remain an absolute delight.
Per.Sub. LinkChesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936 -- Diaries.
Subject LinkAuthors, English -- 20th century -- Diaries.

System Number 000662546
ISBN Link9780486454757 (pbk.)
Link0486454754 (pbk.)

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