Tremendous Trifles

So it was, certainly, with the Bastille.


Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Darwen Finlayson

ISBN: UCAL:B4104019

Category: English essays

Page: 325

View: 189

So it was, certainly, with the Bastille. The destruction of the Bastille was not a reform; it was something more important than a reform. It was an iconoclasm; it was the breaking of a stone image. The people saw the building like a giant looking at them with a score of eyes, and they struck at it as at a carved fact. For of all the shapes in which that immense illusion called materialism can terrify the soul, perhaps the most oppressive are big buildings. Man feels like a fly, an accident, in the thing he has himself made. It requires a violent effort of the spirit to remember that man made this confounding thing and man could unmake it.

Tremendous Trifles

TREMENDOUS. TRIFLES. Once upona time there were two little boyswho
livedchiefly in thefront garden, because their villa wasa modelone.The front
garden was about the same size as thedinner table;it consisted of four stripsof
gravel, ...


Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion


View: 777

This collection shows off Chesterton's talent as a master of short-form prose. These "fleeting sketches," which originally appeared the London newspaper Daily News, describe the most ordinary of events and observations, but through Chesterton's eye, they take on profound new meaning. He explores: 'the secret of a train', 'an extraordinary cabman', 'the advantages of having one leg', 'on lying in bed', 'what he found in his pocket', 'an orthodox barber', 'some policemen and a moral', 'little birds who won't sing' and much more.

Tremendous Trifles

"Tremendous Trifles by G. K. Chesterton: " Publisher: Kindle E-Book Edition: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-145-3 This collection shows off Chesterton's talent as a master of short-form prose.


Author: Chersterton. G. K.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1502723182

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 140

View: 998

Tremendous Trifles

The Wit Whimsy and Wisdom of G K Chesterton Volume 5

This volume includes three collections of his essays and stories: All Things Considered, Tremendous Trifles, and Alarms and Discursions.


Author: G. K. Chesterton


ISBN: 1930585861

Category: Humor

Page: 470

View: 378

This volume includes three collections of his essays and stories: All Things Considered, Tremendous Trifles, and Alarms and Discursions. It includes such stories as "The Perfect Game," "A Somewhat Improbable Story," "The Shop of Ghosts," "The Nightmare," and "How I Found the Superman."

G K Chesterton London and Modernity

G. K. Chesterton, 'The Red Angel', in Tremendous Trifles (London: Methuen,
1909), p. 102. Chesterton, 'The Red Angel', p. 104. J. Jacobs, English Fairy Tales
and More English Fairy Tales, ed. Donald Haase (Santa Barbara: AC-CLIO, 2002
), ...


Author: Matthew Beaumont

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780935805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 769

G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.

In Defense of Sanity

A veritable feast for the mind and heart. While some of the essays in this volume may be familiar, many of them are collected here for the first time, making their first appearance in over a century.


Author: G.K. Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681492568

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 405

View: 168

G.K. Chesterton was a master essayist. But reading his essays is not just an exercise in studying a literary form at its finest, it is an encounter with timeless truths that jump off the page as fresh and powerful as the day they were written. The only problem with Chesterton's essays is that there are too many of them. Over five thousand! For most GKC readers it is not even possible to know where to start or how to begin to approach them. So three of the world's leading authorities on Chesterton - Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Aidan Mackey - have joined together to select the "best" Chesterton essays, a collection that will be appreciated by both the newcomer and the seasoned student of this great 20th century man of letters. The variety of topics are astounding: barbarians, architects, mystics, ghosts, fireworks, rain, juries, gargoyles and much more. Plus a look at Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen, George MacDonald, T.S. Eliot, and the Bible. All in that inimitable, formidable but always quotable style of GKC. Even more astounding than the variety is the continuity of Chesterton's thought that ties everything together. A veritable feast for the mind and heart. While some of the essays in this volume may be familiar, many of them are collected here for the first time, making their first appearance in over a century.

Books and Persons Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908 1911

"Tremendous Trifles" has given me a wholesome shock. Its contents are all
reprinted from the Daily News. In some ways they are sheer and rank journalism;
they are often almost Harmsworthian in their unscrupulous simplifying of the facts
of a ...


Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783847203773

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 979

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Surprised by Laughter Revised and Updated

Ibid., 33. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 107. Chesterton, All Things Considered, 155.
Chapter 26 1. Lewis, Surprised by Joy, 5. 2. Lewis, God in the Dock, 183. 3.
Chesterton, Heretics, 89. 4. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles, 20, 202. 5. Ibid., 202
–3. 6.


Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781595554796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 258

For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.

Success In 30 Days

One Drop of Oil If you examine the things that annoy you in life, you will find that
most of them are, in fact, mere trifles. It needed a Chesterton to call those little
troublemakers by their true name — tremendous trifles, for if they are not nipped
in ...


Author: A P Pereira

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 8122202640

Category: Success

Page: 160

View: 213

This book is for you: If you want to be the master of your destiny. If you want to achieve your life's ambition. If you want to realize your dreams. If you want a practical blueprint for success. If you want to learn value based decision making. If you believe in yourself. If you want excellence in all fields of life.

Slaying the Debt Dragon

Author Neil Gaiman paraphrased G. K. Chesterton's longer quotation found in
Tremendous Trifles, which was first published in 1909. In chapter 17, “The Red
Angel,” Chesterton says: “Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in ...


Author: Cherie Lowe

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781496400390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 671

Are your finances getting out of control? Have you made mistakes with your money? Are you in more debt than you’d like to admit? Cherie Lowe has been there. She and her family found themselves $127,482.30 in debt (did your jaw drop?). They hadn’t bought a yacht, blown it on designer clothes, or purchased a mansion. The small, everyday expenses of living just added up—until suddenly, the Lowes were being threatened by one dragon of a debt. But through hard work and with God’s help, Cherie’s family vanquished this foe, one bill at a time. And you can too! In Slaying the Debt Dragon, Cherie shares how her war on debt made her financially free, strengthened her marriage, taught her children valuable money-management skills, and brought her whole family closer to God and one another. As you read her battle tales, you’ll be armed with the weapons you need to fight your own financial foes. With God, all things are possible—and your inspired happily ever after can begin today.

The Development of Mathematics

... whether busy young mathematicians of the twentieth century are not
overlooking tremendous trifles like Lagrange's which, a century hence, will be
cultivated to the neglect of what now seems to overshadow the mathematical


Author: E. T. Bell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486152288

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

View: 793

Time-honored study by a prominent scholar of mathematics traces decisive epochs from the evolution of mathematical ideas in ancient Egypt and Babylonia to major breakthroughs in the 19th and 20th centuries. 1945 edition.

The Living Spirit

As I was watching him, some words of his came back into my mind, something
about immortality and the next world, and I felt a pang of pain. I found these
words, the same evening, in Tremendous Trifles: 'If I am ever in any other and
better ...


Author: Margaret Hebblethwaite

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1580510752

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 139

With selections ranging from T.S. Eliot to Pedro Arrupe and ancient Coptic liturgical hymns, "The Living Spirit" is a richly diverse anthology of prayers and readings that follows the seasons of the Christian year and remembers those who have helped shape faith and understanding. A resource of worship, intercession and inspiration for personal devotion throughout the year.

The Heart of Thoreau s Journals

(0-48646144-0) THE BALL AND THE CROSS, G. K. Chesterton. (0-486-28805-6)
TREMENDOUS TRIFLES, G. K Chesterton. (0-486-45475-4) THE COLOURED


Author: Odell Shepard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486118895

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 934

The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.

Imitation of Life

A Weems-and-Flake generated talent for the apparently large and easy spending
of the executive who will not stint in the tremendous trifles of keeping up
appearances. You drove your bargain to the last penny amid settings and
gestures that ...


Author: Fannie Hurst

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822333244

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 874

A reprint of the 1933 classic novel, the basis for two film versions, with a new introduciton.

The Thrill of the Chaste Catholic Edition

G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1920), 7. 2. St.
Augustine, Confessions I.1, in Nicene and PostNicene Fathers, ed. Philip Schaff,
First Series, vol. 1 (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing, 1887), revised
and ...


Author: Dawn Eden

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594715594

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 292

Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author, presents a completely revised Catholic edition of her bestselling work, The Thrill of the Chaste. In this version, Eden shares her story of conversion to Catholicism and invites readers into a Catholic understanding of chastity and its spiritual benefits. When Dawn Eden released The Thrill of the Chaste in 2006, she was a Jewish convert to Protestant Christianity, preparing to make the final leap into Catholicism. Now, nine years later, Eden has extensively updated The Thrill of the Chaste, sharing how her Catholic faith, the lives and intercession of the saints, and the healing power of the sacraments have led her to find her true identity in Christ. This revised, Catholic version offers spiritual and practical advice for both men and women seeking to live chastely in a world that glorifies sex. Eden offers tips to help readers avoid temptation and live faithfully—including dressing modestly, but not being afraid to feel good about the way they look; trusting that God has a plan for their life and relationships; and making sure their “yes” comes from the heart.

The Outline of Sanity

... that it is this novel which is usually chosen to prove that Chesterton was not just
a "jolly journalist bloated with fermented gusto who wrote tremendous trifles," but
someone who felt deeply the dark forces of chaos loose in the Western world.


Author: Alzina Stone Dale

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595340767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 583

"Gilbert Keith Chesterton has been the subject of several biographies, but none as comprehensive as The Outline of Sanity, A Biography of G. K. Chesterton by Alzina Stone Dale." -THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "A biography in which the imaginative and intellectual stature of the man is seen in its full measure." -SUNDAY TIMES (UK)