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The Ballad of the White Horse

by G. K. Chesterton

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Published by Cosimo Classics .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry texts & anthologies,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Poetry / Single Author / British & Irish,
  • Poetry

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12554319M
    ISBN 101602068887
    ISBN 109781602068889

      The Ballad of the White Horse: An Epic A rousing ballad based on the true story of legendary Saxon king Alfred the Great In the dark times before a unified England, warring tribes roved and sparred for territory across the British Isles/5(6). Many people wonder: If the Ballad is all about Alfred and his struggle against the Danes, why is the poem named after a "white horse"? Is it Alfred's literal warhorse? (The answer is no.) The "White Horse" is an ancient earthwork in England—a figure carved out of the .

    Ballad of the White Horse Theme. Font. Aa Aa. Text Size. A A. Next» BOOK V. ETHANDUNE: THE FIRST STROKE King Guthrum was a dread king, Like death out of the north; Shrines without name or number He rent and rolled as lumber, From Chester to the Humber He drove his foemen forth. The Roman villas heard him In the valley of the Thames, Come. The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English language. On the one hand it describes King Alfred’s battle against the Danes in On the other hand it is a timeless allegory about the ongoing battle between Christianity and the forces of nihilistic : $

    The Ballad of the White Horse. By. G. K. Chesterton. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Book Excerpt. land. Ballad of the White Horse Questions Book II 1. His mood is one of joy. 2. The images are “grain out of the chaff,” “littered skulls,” and “lost battles.” 3. He is lazy and unmotivated and a drunk. He neglects his house and his farm. However, he is hospitable. He has “a great and foolish heart.” 4.


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The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English language. On the one hand it describes King Alfred's battle against the Danes in On the other hand it is a timeless allegory about the ongoing battle between Christianity and the forces of nihilistic heathenism/5().

The Ballad of the White Horse is one of the last great epic poems in the English the one hand it describes King Alfred’s battle against the Danes in On the other hand it is a timeless allegory about the ongoing battle between Christianity and the forces of nihilistic heathenism.4/4(32).

G. 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 inthis 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.

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. Chesterton, read by Paul Spooner. The Ballad of the White Horse () by G.

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).

Wikipedia Book - The Ballad of the White Horse. Download M4B (40MB) Download cover art Download CD case insert. The Ballad of the White Horse. CHESTERTON ( - ) An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihilism of the North.

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If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will. The Ballad of the White Horse is both an important work of literature and a continuing source of encouragement to modern Christians facing increasing secular pressures.

Against the backdrop of England's ninth-century battle with pagan Danes, Chesterton's poem conveys a personal message to Christians mediated through the figure of King Alfred.

In this ballad, G. Chesterton equates Alfred's struggles with Christianity's fight against nihilism and heathenism—a battle that continues to this day. One of the last great epic poems, this tale unfolds in the Vale of the White Horse, where Alfred fought the Danes in a valley beneath an ancient equine figure etched upon the Berkshire hills.

About “Ballad of the White Horse: Book II. The Gathering of the Chiefs” Alfred sets out to try to muster the remaining Catholic chieftains and their followers. Download book The Ballad of the White Horse (by G. Chesterton) epub, pdf, mobi, fb2. The Ballad of the White Horse Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: White Horse, Vale of (England) -- Poetry Subject: Epic poetry Subject: Alfred, King of England, -- Poetry Subject: Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, -- Poetry Subject: Historical poetry Subject: Christian Cited by: 9.

Buy a cheap copy of The Ballad of the White Horse book by G.K. Chesterton. More than a thousand years ago, the ruler of a beleaguered kingdom saw a vision of the Virgin Mary that moved him to rally his chiefs and make a last stand.

Alfred Free shipping over $/5(5).Published inThe Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton is a poem about the deeds of King Alfred the Great. The epic ballad tells the story of how the King defeated the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun in the Valley of the White Horse, beneath an ancient equine image on the Berkshire hills.