Twelve Types


Twelve Types

By G. K. Chesterton


A collection of short biographical essays by one of the greatest essayists of 20th-century England.  In keeping with the truth that there is a Catholic way of looking at everything, this book evaluates the place of such wide-ranging figures as St. Francis, Alexander Pope, Charlotte Bronte, Tolstoy, and others, in the history of the West, from an unabashedly Catholic perspective.


With his usual flair, GKC accomplishes what modern biography most often fails to do: discuss the important and central elements of the characters it presumes to examine, while omitting tedious discussion on matters of little import.  Chesterton looks at the souls and the characters of some of the most important figures of the West, providing modern readers a truly Catholic orientation to their approach to these individuals.





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