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Manalive by G. K. Chesterton

The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round about this place that some poet, probably drunk, looked up astonished at all those streets gone skywards, and (thinking vaguely of glaciers and roped mountaineers) gave it the name of Swiss Cottage, which it has never been able to shake off. At some stage of those heights a terrace of tall gray houses, mostly empty and almost as desolate as the Grampians, curved round at the western end, so that the last building, a boarding establishment called “Beacon House,” offered abruptly to the sunset its high, narrow and towering termination, like the prow of some deserted ship.

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Electronic edition MANALIV0 published 1993 by Jim Henry III Edited by Martin Ward (


by G. K. Chesterton

First published 1912 by Thomas Nelson and Sons

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Thank you! I hope you enjoy reading Manalive as much as I have. I will soon be releasing Tales of the Long Bow , also by G. K. Chesterton.

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Part I: The Enigmas of Innocent Smith I. How the Great Wind Came to Beacon House II. The Luggage of an Optimist III... Continue reading book >>

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Reviewer: - March 7, 2018
Subject: Manalive
Chesterton great as always...very good low key reader

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