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The Ballad Of The White Horse


Author : G. K. Chesterton
language : en
Publisher: Aeterna Press
Release Date : 2015-04-20


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The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Aeterna Press

The Ballad Of The White Horse


Author : G.K. Chesterton
language : en
Publisher: Xist Publishing
Release Date : 2015-04-24


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One of the Last Great Epic Poems in the English Language By the yawning tree in the twilight The King unbound his sword, Severed the harp of all his goods, And there in the cool and soundless woods Sounded a single chord. ― G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem by G.K. Chesterton about the adventures of the Saxon king, Alfred the Great. Good battles evil as the Christian English king seeks victory over pagan invaders. In both conception and detail, J.R.R. Tolkien is said to have been indebted to The Ballad of the White Horse in his writing of The Lord of the Rings. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Ballad Of The White Horse


Author : G. K. Chesterton
language : en
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2013-03-05


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One of the last great epic poems, this ballad tells the tale of Alfred the Great's unlikely victory — with the assistance of the Virgin Mary — over Gunthrum and the Danes at the Battle of Ethandune.

The Ballad Of The White Horse


Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
language : en
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date : 2017-11-30


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Gilbert K. Chesterton has kept his finest energies for fashioning the verses and symbolism of this ballad-epic — the story of King Alfred and the Danes. The London Nation said of the book: "We are certainly inclined to prophesy that 'The Ballad of the White Horse' will live very much longer than any other of Mr. Chesterton's writings. It is the best and most important thing he has done."

The Ballad Of The White Horse 1912


Author : G. K. Chesterton
language : en
Publisher: Book Jungle
Release Date : 2006


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This ballad needs no historical notes, for the simple reason that it does not profess to be historical. All of it that is not frankly fictitious, as in any prose romance about the past, is meant to emphasize tradition rather than history. King Alfred is not a legend in the sense that King Arthur may be a legend; that is, in the sense that he may possibly be a lie. But King Alfred is a legend in this broader and more human sense, that the legends are the most important things about him.The cult of Alfred was a popular cult, from the darkness of the ninth century to the deepening twilight of the twentieth. It is wholly as a popular legend that I deal with him here. I write as one ignorant of every-thing, except that I have found the legend of a King of Wessex still alive in the land. I will give three curt cases of what I mean. A tradition connects the ultimate victory of Alfred with the valley in Berkshire called the Vale of the White Horse, I have seen doubts of the tradition, which may be valid doubts. I do not know when or where the story started; it is enough that it started somewhere and ended with me; for I only seek to write upon a hearsay, as the old balladists did...

The Ballad Of The White Horse


Author : G. Chesterton
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-08-17


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G.K. Chesterton's epic poem telling the tale of Saxon King Alfred the Great and how he repelled the Danes during their attempted invasion of England. The poem focuses on the Battle of Ethandun, in which Chesterton describes an intervention by God through the Virgin Mary.

The Ballad Of The White Horse


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language : en
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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