The Napoleon of Notting Hill

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Sprache - Englisch

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In this political satire, set in the future, Kings of England are selected randomly. The dreary succession of randomly selected Kings of England is broken up when Auberon Quin, who cares for nothing but a good joke, is chosen. To amuse himself, he institutes elaborate costumes for the provosts of the districts of London. All are bored by the King's antics except for one earnest young man who takes the cry for regional pride seriously – Adam Wayne, the eponymous Napoleon of Notting Hill.

About the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Renowned for his wit, pithy prose, and formidable intellect, Chesterton remains a towering figure in early 20th-century literature. His vast body of work includes approximately 80 books, several hundred short stories, some 200 poems, and 4000 essays. Among his literary achievements, he is best remembered for his Father Brown mystery series and his insightful social commentaries. One notable novel, 'The Napoleon of Notting Hill', published in 1904, explores themes of patriotism, tradition, and the absurdity of modernity through an allegorical London of the future. This book envisages a revived medievalism and stands as a testament to Chesterton's distinctive blend of fantasy and satire, a style that resonates throughout his literary contributions. Chesterton's narrative style combines elements of paradox, aphorism, and fantasy, allowing him to probe the human condition with both humor and profundity. He continues to influence writers and thinkers with his remarkable ability to juxtapose the mystical with the commonplace, often embedding profound philosophical insights within the folds of his entertaining plots. His legacy endures through the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, an organization dedicated to promoting his ideas and preserving his works for future generations.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 151 Pages

Filesize: 1.1 MB

ISBN: 8596547766179