World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Ball and the Cross, The

By Chesterton, G. K.

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0002953247
Format Type: Mp3 eBook :
File Size:
Reproduction Date: 2010

Title: Ball and the Cross, The  
Author: Chesterton, G. K.
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Ball and the Cross, The
Historic
Publication Date:
1909
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
The Ball and the Cross is G. K. Chesterton's third novel. In the introduction Martin Gardner notes that it is a mixture of fantasy, farce and theology. Gardner continues: Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish Highlander and a devout Roman Catholic.... James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Scottish Lowlander and a devout but naive atheist.... The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist journal. This act of rage occurs when MacIan sees posted on the shop's window a sheet that blasphemes the Virgin Mary, presumably implying she was an adulteress who gave birth to an illegitimate Jesus. When MacIan challenges Turnbull to a duel to the death, Turnbull is overjoyed. For twenty years no one had paid the slightest attention to his Bible bashing. Now at last someone is taking him seriously! Most of the rest of the story is a series of comic events in which the two enemies wander about seeking a spot for their duel. MacIan and Turnbull become friends as they protect each other from interference from the modern world, which has trivialized their views over life's most important question (the existence of God) and outlawed their honorable duel. The irony is heightened when they both fall in love with ladies who happen to hold to their opponent's deepest convictions. Professor Lucifer and a Bulgarian monk also play important roles in this perennially relevant story. (Summary by Matthew Heckel)

Summary
Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

Excerpt
Fiction, Fantasy, Religion

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • First Fifty Digits of Pi : Chapter 46 - ... Volume Chapter 46 - The First Fifty Digits O (by )
  • Write it Right : Chapter 05 - Write It R... Volume Chapter 05 - Write It Right (by )
  • Gilded Age, The : Chapter 55 - Chapter 5... Volume Chapter 55 - Chapter 55 (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The : Chapter 01 - The... Volume Chapter 01 - The Velveteen Rabbit (by )
  • Verse-Book of a Homely Woman, The (by )
  • Vertheidigung des Socrates : Chapter 1 -... Volume Chapter 1 - Vertheidigung Des Socrates (by )
  • Verzamelde korte Nederlandstalige Werken... Volume Chapter 01 Bounty, Muiterij Aan Boord Der (by )
  • Vicar of Wrexhill, The (by )
  • Wherein? : Chapter 1 - Introductory Volume Chapter 1 - Introductory (by )
  • Spirits in Bondage (by )
  • Sleep-Book : Chapter 01 Peace, Peace, Th... Volume Chapter 01 Peace, Peace, Thou Over Anxious, Foolish Heart... (by )
  • Struwwelpeter (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Fair are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.