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  • ISBN-13: 9781514340714
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2015
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.28 x 10.00 x 8.00 inches


A masterpiece in two parts, G.K. Chesterton's Manalive is a commentary on the "Holy Fool" trope that shows up in many classic texts such as Don Quixote. The book follows the fun loving Innocent Smith who, after bringing joy to a boarding house, is charged with a series of crimes including attempted murder. The second half covers the trial which, through many twists and turns, brings out a stunning conclusion that touches upon many larger ideas. At the center of the novel is the idea of human life, and what makes everyday living worthwhile.

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