Manalive

Manalive

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 6mm | 254g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514340712
  • 9781514340714

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2,214 ratings
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3 15% (334)
2 4% (86)
1 1% (18)
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