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The Trees of Pride

By: Gilbert K.Chesterton
Published By: Double9 Books
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Gilbert K. Chesterton's fictional "The Trees of Pride" story goes around Squire Vane, who has imported three "peacock trees," which, according to the local people, spread illness and eat people. The Squire let go of these comments as simple superstitions, but while the three guests raised the point and angered the squire, he walked out to the trees to spend the night among them, to show the people that they were not risky, but the next morning he was nowhere. His guests and a local doctor went out to find out what exactly happened to him and sort out a completely twisted web. This is a brilliant composition of a human's capacity and desire to believe in supernatural activities, all wrapped up in a tale of honour and arrogance.

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Gilbert K.Chesterton

G.K.Chesterton, in full Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874-14 June 1936), English critic and author of poetry, essays, novels, and short stories, known also for his dynamic personality and obese figure. He was an important English writer of the early twentieth century. His productive and various output included journalism, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. He has been concerned to as the 'prince of paradox'. He devoted his extraordinary brain and creative power to the reform of English government and society. He was knowledgeable at St. Paul's, and went to art school at University College London. He wrote 100 books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. Chesterton expired on 14 June 1936 at his home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 68 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356566356
  • ISBN-13: 9789356566354
  • Item Weight: 81.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.24 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British, True Crime / Murder / General, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General