The Napoleon of Notting Hill

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Book Jungle, 2009 - Fiction - 166 pages
While this novel was written in 1904, its setting is late 20th century. Like Fahrenheit 451 the government cares little about what happens. When Quin becomes the king of England after a succession of boring kings, he tries to break up the boredom by issuing orders that people wear outlandish costumes. Wayne takes the king seriously and tries to encourage local pride. This humorous tale is full of adventure.

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When I was deeply into the process of becoming a “lapsed Catholic,” two of the priests at the University of Notre Dame (where I was a student) recommended two works by Gilbert Keith Chesterton ... Read full review

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A rather odd, but amusing novel set in a future London (1984, ironically, 80 years after the novel's publication), where democracy has given way to a cynical system whereby a random individual is ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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