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The Ballad Of White Horse

by G. K. Chesterton

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Published by Quiet Vision Pub .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages81
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8747583M
    ISBN 101576468526
    ISBN 109781576468524
    OCLC/WorldCa70854966

    Find books like The Ballad of the White Horse from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Ballad of the White Horse al.   The Ballad of the White Horse: An Epic A rousing ballad based on the true story of legendary Saxon king Alfred the Great In the dark times before a unified England, warring tribes roved and sparred for territory across the British Isles/5(6).

      Book 3 of The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton, read by Paul Spooner. About “Ballad of the White Horse: Book II. The Gathering of the Chiefs” Alfred sets out to try to muster the remaining Catholic chieftains and their followers.

    The Ballad Of The White Horse (Xist Classics) G.K. Chesterton With the appearance of online sites offering you all types of media files, including movies, music, and books, it has become significantly easier to get hold of everything you may need/5(). This epic poem is about Alfred the Great's defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in sight of a white horse mark made on a hill, after which the poem is named. As the white horse mark must be continually maintained by weeding to be clearly seen, Chesterton sees it as a symbol of the continual struggle to maintain the Christian culture and.


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The Ballad Of White Horse by G. K. Chesterton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English language. On the one hand it describes King Alfred’s battle against the Danes in On the one hand it describes King Alfred’s battle against the Danes in /4(32).

In this ballad, G. Chesterton equates Alfred's struggles with Christianity's fight against nihilism and heathenism—a battle that continues to this day. One of the last great epic poems, this tale unfolds in the Vale of the White Horse, where Alfred fought the Danes in a valley beneath an ancient equine figure etched upon the Berkshire by: 9.

The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. Chesterton about the idealised exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in Written in ballad form, the work has been described as one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language.4/5(35). The Ballad of the White Horse (A Crown Book Edition) Paperback – January 1, by G.

Chesterton (Author)4/5(35). This epic poem about King Alfred’s defeat of the Danes is full of the colour and the romance of the legend – the crusades, the Vale of the White Horse and, of course, the Burning of the Cakes. This popular tale is immediately brought to life in what must surely be one of Chesterton’s masterpieces.

Read more Read less click to open popover4/5(35). The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English language. On the one hand it describes King Alfred's battle against the Danes in On the other hand it is a timeless allegory about the ongoing battle between Christianity and the forces of nihilistic heathenism/5().

In the poem, The Ballad of the White Horse, G. Chesterton takes great care to convey the difference in attitudes between the Christians and the pagans. Those who worship the servant-God are filled with faith, hope and joy whereas those who worship the bloodthirsty gods exude a spirit of pure hate.

The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton April, [Etext #] Project Gutenberg's The Ballad of the White Horse, by Chesterton *****This file should be named botwhtxt or botwhzip***** Corrected EDITIONS of our etexts get a new NUMBER, botwhtxt VERSIONS based on separate sources get new LETTER, Many thanks to.

The Ballad of the White Horse Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: White Horse, Vale of (England) -- Poetry Subject: Epic poetry Subject: Alfred, King of England, -- Poetry Subject: Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, -- Poetry Subject: Historical poetry Subject: Christian Cited by: 9.

The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the most rewarding of Chesterton reads. Besides the beauty and power of his thought, the work is thoroughly enjoyable in an aesthetic sense. One cannot help but think of other works in the heroic mold: Beowulf, The Song of Roland and The Iliad come to mind.

The thundering martial rhythm of the poetry sweeps the reader along on an exhilarating romp. The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English language. It deserves a high place in literature. It is should be studied in depth and discussed at length and appreciated far and wide.

But as is the case with most of Chesterton’s writings, too few of us have figured this out. The Ballad of the White Horse records the deeds and military accomplishments of Alfred the Great as he defeats the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun. Published inthis poem follows the battle—from the gathering of the chiefs to the last war cry—with a care to rhythm, sound, and language that makes it a magnificent work of art as well as a vital piece of English history.5/5(1).

The Ballad of the White Horse essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton.

The Ballad of the White Horse Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism inhe wrote mainly on religious topics.

Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective 4/5(1). Download book The Ballad of the White Horse (by G. Chesterton) epub, pdf, mobi, fb2. The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton Part 1 out of 2. homepage; Index of The Ballad of the White Horse; Next part (2) Many thanks to.

About “Ballad of the White Horse: Book I. The Vision of the King” The story begins with description of the White Horse of the White Horse Vale and how it has seen untold ages pass by. The Ballad of the White Horse () by G. Chesterton is an account in verse of the career of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, and often considered to have been the first "King of England."Segments of the epic have been selected to convey a general idea of the account it gives of the historical and legendary events.

The Ballad of the White Horse is both an important work of literature and a continuing source of encouragement to modern Christians facing increasing secular pressures. Against the backdrop of England's ninth-century battle with pagan Danes, Chesterton's poem conveys a personal message to Christians mediated through the figure of King Alfred.

I bought a copy of this book to use for homeschooling my kids next year and was surprised and disappointed to open up the book and find the text of The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Poems instead of The Ballad of the White Horse. Don't buy this version if you actually want to read The Ballad of the White Horse/5(9).

The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem by G.K. Chesterton that traces the movements of historical figure Alfred the Great. Often described as the last traditional epic written in English, it details Alfred’s divinely-intervened victory over the Danes at the Battle of Ethandun.The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English language.

On the one hand it describes King Alfred’s battle against the Danes in On the other hand it is a timeless allegory about the ongoing battle between Christianity and the forces of nihilistic heathenism.

Filled with colorful characters, thrilling battles and mystical visions, it is as lively as it /5(3). Book 8 of The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton, read by Paul Spooner.