G.K. Chesterton, Essayist

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) is considered one of the great English-language essayists. We republish his works here because he is decidedly our sort of person, embodying the wit and exuberance that unite Third Factor readers, with a quality that we could not afford to publish, and are therefore delighted by the fact that most of his works are in the public domain. We here at Third Factor believe that G.K. Chesterton has something to say that still matters today, perhaps especially to our readers, and hope to help his work reach a new audience.

Articles by G.K. Chesterton

  1. A Piece of Chalk

    One of the great essayists of the early twentieth century reminds our readers, whom we trust will appreciate it, of the beauty to be found in ordinary things.

  2. On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family

    The common defence of the family is that, amid the stress and fickleness of life, it is peaceful, pleasant, and at one. But there is another defence of the family which is possible, and to me evident; this defence is that the family is not peaceful and not pleasant and not at one.