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G. K. Chesterton’s epic The Ballad of the White Horse is certainly his greatest poetic work, standing with his marvelous novel The Man Who Was Thursday and his masterful apologetic work The Everlasting Man as a triple crown of literary achievement. Still, some are a bit put off by poetry in general, especially poetry which runs to great length. This is a shame, for the Ballad is eminently. 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. 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 by: 9. 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 in , this 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 5/5(1).
The The Ballad of the White Horse Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by . 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 deserves a high place in literature. It is should be studied in depth and discussed at length and appreciated far and wide. › The Ballad Of The White Horse In the poem, The Ballad of the White Horse, G. K. 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. 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.
Book 1 of The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton, read by Paul Spooner. The Ballad of the White Horse () by G. K. 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 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 All Book Search results » About the author () Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well 4/5(1).