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Chesterton's Works on the Web
The American Chesterton Society has a good bibliography for beginners.
I've assembled a non-representative sample of Chesterton in the quotes section. There is much, much more available on-line:
- The clearinghouse for Chesterton works online is Martin Ward's G. K. Chesterton Page, including such rarities as What's Wrong With the World and Manalive.
- You can find several books online a variety of formats at Wheaton College, including: The Innocence of Father Brown and The Wisdom of Father Brown two collections of Father Brown mysteries; the novels The Club of Queer Trades and The Man Who Was Thursday; Heretics, a collection of essays against the iconoclasts of the day and Orthodoxy, which is both a sequel to Heretics and an apologia pro vita sua.
- The illustrated Leo Tolstoy is available from the Electronic Text Center.
- Mitsuharu Matsuoka provides the texts of Charles Dickens and Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens as part of his Dickens Page.
Chesterton's collected works are being published by Ignatius Press. Anyone with access to a university library should be able to dig up some real gems: The Outline of Sanity, Robert Browning, St. Thomas Aquinas or my favorite novel, The Napoleon of Notting Hill. The latter two are currently in print.