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First published by Thomas Nelson and Sons. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday, December 17, at This classic novel by the brilliant G. K. Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a man who be crazy-or possibly the most sane man of all. G:: G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton:: Manalive: download ebook or read online. Cover of the book Manalive by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton Another cover of.
With one of his incalculable motions he sprang back and burst open the doors into the garden. At the same time also, with one of his gestures that never seemed at the instant so unconventional as they were, he stretched out his hand to Mary Gray, and led her out on to the lawn as if for a dance.
The French windows, thus flung open, let in an evening even lovelier than that of the day before. The west was swimming with sanguine colours, and a sort of sleepy flame lay along the lawn.
The twisted shadows of the one or two garden trees showed upon this sheen, not gray or black, as in common daylight, but like arabesques written in vivid violet ink on some page of Eastern gold. The sunset was one of those festive and yet mysterious conflagrations in which common things by their colours remind us of costly or curious things.
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The slates upon the sloping roof burned like the plumes of a vast peacock, in every mysterious blend of blue and green. The red-br. Read More Community Reviews 4. I loved Innocent Smith and the havoc he wreaked simply by being an optimist in a pessimistic world.
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Then I began to feel the author was pulling my leg, perhaps even mocking me for reading all this nonsense and trying to make sense of it.
It seems to teeter from earnest discourse to "just kidding, it's all hogwash" and back again.
And back again. Is this a philosophical treatise?
Nonsensical frippery? A drunken tirade?
I still can't tell. Might as well talk about prudent suicides Who the devil are The first time I picked up this book, I was working in a library. Who the devil are you that you shouldn't be unhappy, like the mother that bore you?
I, for one, don't expect till I die to be so good a man as I am at this minute - a tower with all the trumpets shouting. That was, oh, eight or nine years ago?
We finally got our own copy last year, and it's been sitting on my TBR shelf ever since - but no more! I gobbled this up yesterday.
Reading Chesterton is always a wild ride, and you're never sure which way is up when you're done. This novel's hero, Innocent Smith, might come the closest to being an incarnation of Chesterton's general philosophy of life of any of his characters - maybe even more than Fr.
The book starts in a London boarding house the day a wind kicks up, and with that wind comes a man named Innocent Brown, who first energizes everyone, then appears to do something criminally insane.As this was my pick for my book club this month, I prepped for a long, heavy read Shelves: christian , romance The first time I picked up this book, I was working in a library.
Read More Community Reviews 4. The Madcap Character is introduced to the boarding house. Arriving at a dreary London boarding house accompanied by a windstorm, Smith is an exuberant, eccentric and sweet-natured man.