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ballad of the White Horse

G. K. Chesterton

ballad of the White Horse

by G. K. Chesterton

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Published by John Lane Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899 -- Poetry,
  • White Horse (Berkshire, England)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gilbert K. Chesterton.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 132 p. ;
    Number of Pages132
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13535228M
    OCLC/WorldCa14870405

    In this ballad, G. K. 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. The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealised exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in Written inballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in t.

    Wikipedia Book - The Ballad of the White Horse. The Ballad of the White Horse. G. K. 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. Following a string of defeats at the hands of the invading Danes, a. This epic poem is about Alfred the Great's defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in sight of a white horse mark made on a hill, after which the poem is named. As the white horse mark must be continually m.

    G.K. Chesterton has cast Alfred's struggles to free England from Danish invaders with Christianity's fight against nihilism and heathenism. One of the last great epic poems. pages, softcover. The Ballad of the White Horse () by G.K. ChestertonBrand: Dover Publications. 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.


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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.