The Napoleon of Notting Hill (Google eBook)

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pubOne info LLC, Sep 15, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. And one of the games to which it is most attached is called -Keep to-morrow dark, - and which is also named (by the rustics in Shropshire, I have no doubt) -Cheat the Prophet.- The players listen very carefully and respectfully to all that the clever men have to say about what is to happen in the next generation. The players then wait until all the clever men are dead, and bury them nicely. They then go and do something else. That is all. For a race of simple tastes, however, it is great fun

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Review: The Napoleon of Notting Hill

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

The Short: An under-appreciated satire, read this book for its quirky, memorable characters, moments of hilarity, and a few breath-taking passages of philosophic depth. The Long: Not every book, in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gaston Prereth - Goodreads

The only other full length novel I've read from GK Chesterton is The Man Who Was Thursday and I've concluded that Chesterton is better at short stories than the full length novel. The Napoleon of ... Read full review

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CHAPTER I Introductory Remarks on the Art of Prophecy
CHAPTER II The Man in Green
CHAPTER III The Hill of Humour
CHAPTER I The Charter of the Cities
CHAPTER II The Council of the Provosts
CHAPTER III Enter a Lunatic
CHAPTER I The Battle of the Lamps
CHAPTER II The Correspondent of the Court Journal
CHAPTER III The Great Army of South Kensington
CHAPTER I The Empire of Notting Hill
CHAPTER II The Last Battle

CHAPTER I The Mental Condition of Adam Wayne
CHAPTER II The Remarkable Mr Turnbull
CHAPTER III The Experiment of Mr Buck

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About the author (2010)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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