The Ball and The Cross by Gilbert Chesterton

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"The Ball and The Cross" is the story of conflict that arises between an ardent Roman Catholic and a militant atheist shopkeeper when the Roman Catholic becomes enraged by a blasphemous display in the latter's shop window. The two get into a scuffle and after being hauled away by the police agree to a duel. As they search the city for the perfect place to duel they meet numerous interesting characters that persistently interrupt their attempts to duel and in the process come to a realization that they have more in common than they first thought. "The Ball and The Cross", G. K. Chesterton's second novel, is a humorous and satirical look at the conflict between disparate philosophical and religious beliefs.

About Gilbert Chesterton

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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.
Published June 24, 2010 by 206 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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