Twelve Types

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A classic non-fiction work by Gilbert Keith Chesterton, a prolific English critic and author of verse, essays, novels, and short stories, best known for his series about the priest-detective Father Brown. This volume presents a collection of essays, or brief biographies, on twelve people, well known personalities, although for different skills, including writing, thinking, reigning. Twelve unique portraits of Europe's most defining figures: Charlotte Brontë, William Morris, Byron, Pope, St. Francis of Assisi, Rostand, Charles II, Stevenson, Thomas Carlyle, Tolstoy, Savonarola, and Sir Walter Scott.
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