A Bibliography of G. K. Chesterton (by Genre)

All of Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s publications are listed here by genre (edited from Wikipedia’s list, which is chronological).

In 2020 and 2021, I hope to post book reviews of all of Chesterton’s 97 solo-authored books and booklets. (Altogether, they comprise about 84 unique volumes; two are only repeated material, and 11 of those listed below are booklets of 50 pages or less.) So far, I have reviewed more than 25 of them, and more are on the way; links given below are to my book reviews.

This bibliography makes no mentions of the many articles, introductions, and forewords that Chesterton wrote.

Biography

  1. (1902), Twelve Types
  2. (1903), Varied Types [expanded version of Twelve Types]
  3. (1903), Robert Browning
  4. (1904), G. F. Watts
  5. (1910), William Blake
  6. (1917), Lord Kitchener [27 pages]
  7. (1923), St. Francis of Assisi
  8. (1925), William Cobbett
  9. (1927), Robert Louis Stevenson [two separate titles]
  10. (1932), Chaucer
  11. (1933), St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox
  12. (1936), Autobiography

Criticism

  1. (1905), Heretics
  2. (1906), Charles Dickens: A Critical Study
  3. (1909), George Bernard Shaw
  4. (1911), Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens
  5. (1913), The Victorian Age in Literature

Nonfiction

  1. (1901), The Defendant (review coming soon)
  2. (1908), Orthodoxy
  3. (1908), All Things Considered
  4. (1909), Tremendous Trifles (review coming soon)
  5. (1910), Alarms and Discursions  (review coming soon)
  6. (1910), What’s Wrong With the World
  7. (1912), A Miscellany of Men (review scheduled)
  8. (1914), The Barbarism of Berlin
  9. (1914), London [40 pages]
  10. (1915), The Appetite of Tyranny [includes The Barbarism of Berlin]
  11. (1915), The Crimes of England
  12. (1916), Divorce vs. Democracy [16 pages]
  13. (1916), Temperance and The Great Alliance [12 pages]
  14. (1917), A Short History of England
  15. (1917), Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays
  16. (1918), How to Help Annexation [16 pages]
  17. (1919), Irish Impressions
  18. (1920), The New Jerusalem
  19. (1920), The Superstition of Divorce
  20. (1920), The Uses of Diversity
  21. (1922), Eugenics and other Evils
  22. (1922), What I Saw in America
  23. (1923), Fancies Versus Fads
  24. (1925), The Superstitions of the Sceptic [50 pages]
  25. (1925), The Everlasting Man
  26. (1926), The Outline of Sanity
  27. (1926), The Catholic Church and Conversion
  28. (1927), Culture and the Coming Peril [19 pages]
  29. (1927), Social Reform vs. Birth Control [not available]
  30. (1928), Generally Speaking
  31. (1929), The Thing: Why I am a Catholic
  32. (1929), G.K.C. as M.C. [collected introductions, edited by J. P. de Fonseka]
  33. (1930), Come to Think of It
  34. (1930), The Resurrection of Rome
  35. (1931), All is Grist
  36. (1932), Sidelights of New London and Newer York
  37. (1933), All I Survey
  38. (1934), Avowals and Denials
  39. (1934), GK’s: A Miscellany of the First 500 Issues of G. K.’s Weekly
  40. (1935), The Well and the Shallows
  41. (1936), As I Was Saying

Novels

  1. (1904), The Napoleon of Notting Hill
  2. (1908), The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
  3. (1909), The Ball and the Cross
  4. (1912), Manalive
  5. (1914), The Flying Inn
  6. (1914), Trial of John Jasper, Lay Precentor of Cloisterham Cathedral in the County of Kent, for the Murder of Edwin Drood
  7. (1924), The End of the Roman Road
  8. (1927), The Return of Don Quixote
  9. (1931), The Floating Admiral [collaborative detective story]
  10. (1932), Christendom in Dublin

Plays

  1. (1913), Magic: A Fantastic Comedy
  2. (1927), The Judgment of Dr. Johnson
  3. (1930), The Turkey and the Turk
  4. (1952), The Surprise [published posthumously]

Poetry

  1. (1900), Greybeards at Play
  2. (1900), The Wild Knight and Other Poems
  3. (1911), The Ballad of the White Horse
  4. (1915), Poems
  5. (1915), Wine, Water and Song (review coming soon)
  6. (1922), The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Poems
  7. (1926), The Queen of Seven Swords
  8. (1927), Gloria in Profundis [single poem]
  9. (1929), Ubi Ecclesia [single poem]
  10. (1929), Christmas Poems
  11. (1929), New and Collected Poems
  12. (1930), The Grave of Arthur [single poem]
  13. (1932), New Poems

Short Story Collections

  1. (1905), The Club of Queer Trades
  2. (1911), The Innocence of Father Brown
  3. (1914), The Wisdom of Father Brown (review coming soon)
  4. (1922), The Man Who Knew Too Much
  5. (1925), Tales of the Long Bow
  6. (1926), The Incredulity of Father Brown
  7. (1927), The Secret of Father Brown
  8. (1928), The Sword of Wood [25 pages]
  9. (1929), The Poet and the Lunatics
  10. (1930), Four Faultless Felons, separately in US as The Ecstatic Thief; The Honest Quack; The Loyal Traitor; The Moderate Murderer
  11. (1935), The Scandal of Father Brown
  12. (1937), The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond [published posthumously]

Multiple-Author Works

  1. Williams, J. E. Hodder (1902), Thomas Carlyle [40 pages]
  2. W. Robertson Nicoll (1902), Robert Louis Stevenson [40 pages]
  3. Kitton, F. G. (1903), Charles Dickens [40 pages]
  4. Garnett, Richard (1903), Tennyson [40 pages]
  5. Melville, Lewis (1903), Thackeray [40 pages]
  6. Perris, G. H.; Garnett, Edward (1903), Leo Tolstoy [40 pages] (review coming soon)
  7. Shaw, George Bernard (1928), Do We Agree? [debate]

Anthologies and Selections

  1. (1910), Five Types [selected from Twelve Types]
  2. (1911), The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton
  3. (1911), A Chesterton Calendar. Compiled from the Writings of G.K.C. [calendar]
  4. (1912), Simplicity and Tolstoy [selected from Twelve Types]
  5. (1916), A Shilling for My Thoughts
  6. (1926), Collected Works (9 vol.)
  7. (1926), Collected Poems
  8. (1927), The Collected Poems of G.K. Chesterton
  9. (1929), Father Brown Omnibus [collected stories]
  10. (1935), Stories, Essays And Poems
  11. (1937), The Man Who Was Chesterton [anthology]
  12. (1938), The Coloured Lands
  13. (1940), Sheed, Frank (ed.), The End of the Armistice
  14. (1943), The Pocket Book of Father Brown [reprint collection]
  15. (1950), The Common Man
  16. (1953), A Handful of Authors
  17. (1954), Collected Poems
  18. (1955), Collins, Dorothy (ed.), The Glass Walking-Stick
  19. (1958), Collins, Dorothy (ed.), Lunacy and Letters
  20. (1959), The Second Father Brown [reprint collection]
  21. (1961), Ten Adventures of Father Brown [reprint collection]
  22. (1961), Where All Roads Lead
  23. (1965), Collins, Dorothy (ed.), The Spice of Life
  24. (1970), Auden, W.H. (ed.), G. K. Chesterton. A selection from his non-fictional prose, Faber & Faber.
  25. (1972), Collins, Dorothy (ed.), Chesterton on Shakespeare.
  26. (1975), Collins, Dorothy (ed.), The Apostle and the Wild Ducks.
  27. (1978), The Hound of Heaven and Other Poems.
  28. (1981), The Penguin Complete Father Brown [reprint collection]
  29. (1983), The Father Brown Omnibus [reprint collection]
  30. (1984), Smith, Marie (ed.), The Spirit of Christmas.
  31. (1984), Basic Chesterton.
  32. (1985), Kavanagh, P.J. (ed.), The Bodley Head G.K. Chesterton.
  33. (1986), Smith, Marie (ed.), Daylight and Nightmare [uncollected short fiction]
  34. (1986), GK’s Weekly: A Sampler
  35. (1986), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (Ignatius Press)
  36. (1986), Illustrated London News, 1905–1907.
  37. (1987), Illustrated London News, 1908–1910.
  38. (1987), The Best of Father Brown [reprint collection]
  39. (1988), Illustrated London News, 1911–1913
  40. (1988), Illustrated London News, 1914–1916
  41. (1989), Illustrated London News, 1917–1919
  42. (1989), Illustrated London News, 1920–1922
  43. (1989), Smith, Marie (ed.), Thirteen Detectives
  44. (1989), Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: Plays
  45. (1989), The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown [reprint collection]
  46. (1990), Father Brown Crime Stories [reprint collection]
  47. (1990), Smith, Marie (ed.), Seven Suspects
  48. (1990), de Silva, Alvaro (ed.), Brave New Family
  49. (1990), Illustrated London News, 1923–1925
  50. (1991), Illustrated London News, 1926–1928
  51. (1991), Illustrated London News, 1929–1931
  52. (1991), The Mask of Midas
  53. (1994), Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton: Collected Poetry: Part 1
  54. (1996), Father Brown of the Church of Rome [reprint collection]
  55. (1997), Platitudes Undone (annotations), Platitudes in the Making by Holbrook Jackson.
  56. (1997), Sparkes, Russel (ed.), Prophet of Orthodoxy: The Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton.
  57. (2000), On Lying in Bed and Other Essays
  58. (2001), Criticisms and Appreciations of the Works of Charles Dickens
  59. (2001), The G.K. Chesterton Papers: Additional Manuscripts
  60. (2002), Chesterton Day by Day: The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton
  61. (2003), Essential Writings
  62. (2004), G. K. Chesterton’s Early Poetry: Greybeards at Play, The White Knight and Other Poems, The Ballad of the White Horse
  63. (2011), Illustrated London News, 1932–1934
  64. (2011), Stapleton, Julia (ed.), G. K. Chesterton at the Daily News: Literature, Liberalism, and Revolution, Part 1, volumes 1–4
  65. (2012), Stapleton, Julia (ed.), G. K. Chesterton at the Daily News: Literature, Liberalism, and Revolution, Part 2, volumes 5–8

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