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The Defendant by G. K. Chesterton
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The Defendant (1901)

by G. K. Chesterton

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The reissue of a series of essays so ephemeral and even superfluous may
seem at the first glance to require some excuse; probably the best
excuse is that they will have been completely forgotten, and therefore
may be read again with entirely new sensations.
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Chesterton's earliest collection of essays covers a wide range of topics, from detective stories and penny dreadfuls to skeletons, slang, and patriotism. Each subject is addressed with his characteristic combination of wit, paradox, and good humor, as he defends seemingly harmless subjects only to reveal many hidden assumptions and dogmas of his time.… (more)

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