GK Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1885-1936) was an English author of mystery, fantasy, poetry and non-fiction. He is best known for his detective/priest character Father Brown. He is well known for his Christian and Catholic apologetics. He was born into the Church of England, but converted to Roman Catholicism when he was 48. Chesterton died of congestive heart failure at home. He was 62.

G.K. Chesterton became a published author with the poetry collection Greybeards at Play. His first novel was The Napoleon of Notting Hill, published in 1904. Below is a list of G.K. Chesterton’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Father Brown Books

The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredulity of Father Brown (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Father Brown (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Father Brown Collections

Father Brown Mysteries the Innocence of Father Brown (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Father Brown Stories (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Favorite Father Brown Stories (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Father Brown (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Puffin Father Brown Stories (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Father Brown: The Essential Tales (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Father Brown--A Selection (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Father Brown of the Church of Rome (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ball and the Cross (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Manalive (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flying Inn (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Don Quixote (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Basil Howe: A Story of Young Love (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories Books

The Club of Queer Trades (1905)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Cross (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invisible Man (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queer Feet (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trees of Pride (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oracle of the Dog (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strange Crime Of John Boulnois (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrong Shape (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sins of Prince Saradine (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Honour of Israel Gow (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flying Stars (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eye of Apollo (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Tools of Death (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Absence of Mr. Glass (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Garden (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hammer of God (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Magic: A Fantastic Comedy (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgement of Dr. Johnson (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Surprise (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Ballad of the White Horse (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Knight and Other Poems (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wine, Water, and Song (1915)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ballad Of St. Barbara And Other Verses (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poet and the Lunatics (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paradoxes Of Mr Pond (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories, Essays and Poems (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coloured Lands (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spirit of Christmas (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Nonsense and Light Verse (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Suspects (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Knight (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales Of The Long Bow (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
G.K. Chesterton's Sherlock Holmes (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Essential Gilbert K. Chesterton Vol. I (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Essential Gilbert K. Chesterton Vol. II (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greybeards at Play (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The G.K. Chesterton Calendar (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poems (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
G.K. Chesterton - Four Faultless Felons (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen of Seven Swords (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Stories Of To-Day And Yesterday (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Was Chesterton (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

(with Tony Ross)

The Shop of Ghosts (With: Tony Ross) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chesterton\'s Biographies Non-Fiction Books

Robert Louis Stevenson (1902)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thomas Carlyle, (1902)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tennyson (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thackeray (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
G.F. Watts (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charles Dickens (1906)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William Blake (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Francis of Assisi (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Thomas Aquinas (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
George Bernard Shaw (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William Cobbett (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chaucer (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leo Tolstoy (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robert Browning (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Short History of England (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Jerusalem (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Kitchener (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Robert Louis Stevenson was co-authored by W. Robertson Nicoll. Thomas Carlyle was co-authored by J.E. Hodder Williams. Charles Dickens was co-authored by F.G. Kitton Leo Tolstoy was co-authored by Edward Garnett and G.H. Perris. Tennyson was co-authored by Richard Garnett. Thackeray was co-authored by Lewis Melville.

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G.K. Chesterton Synopses: Manalive by G.K. Chesterton is a light-hearted novel about Mr. Innocent Smith, who has been accused of murder and repeatedly marrying his wife. He must teach a group of disillusioned young people that life is worth living.

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