Year 1936 :: G.K. Chesterton passed away

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 –1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. Chesterton who is widely revered as the “prince of paradox” wrote 80 books, several hundred poems, around two hundred short stories, four thousand essays, and several plays. His writings display ingenuity and sharp wit. Among his characters, Father Brown, the priest-detective who features in his short stories has garnered most popularity. Chesterton loved to debate and often indulged in friendly debates with his peers such as H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw. His clarity of thought is reflected even in his works which are replete with incisive comments and thoughtful observations. Chesterton died on June 14, 1936, at his home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Here is an audiobook containing his short stories.