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Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton
About the Book

Francis of Assisi is, after Mary of Nazareth, perhaps the greatest saint in the Christian calendar, and one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. By universal acclaim, this biography by G. K. Chesterton is considered the best appreciation of Francis's life--the one that gets to the heart of the matter.

For Chesterton, Francis is a great paradoxical figure, a man who loved women but vowed himself to chastity; an artist who loved the pleasures of the natural world as few have loved them, but vowed himself to the most austere poverty, stripping himself naked in the public square so all could see that he had renounced his worldly goods; a clown who stood on his head in order to see the world aright. Chesterton gives us Francis in his world-the riotously colorful world of the High Middle Ages, a world with more pageantry and romance than we have seen before or since. Here is the Francis who tried to end the Crusades by talking to the Saracens, and who interceded with the emperor on behalf of the birds. Here is the Francis who inspired a revolution in art that began with Giotto and a revolution in poetry that began with Dante. Here is the Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, who invented the creche

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Publish date unknown, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi.
Publish date unknown, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
1923, Hodder and Stoughton, ltd.
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
1923, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi.
1924, George H. Doran
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English - [1st American ed.].
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
1924, George H. Doran Company
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi.
1926, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
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1932, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
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1933, Hodder & Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi
in English - 19th ed.
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi.
1934, Hodder & Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English - 20th ed.
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1937, Doubleday, Doran & Co.
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
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1939, Hodder
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
Cover of: St.Francis of Assisi
1939, Hodder and Stoughton
St.Francis of Assisi
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
1939, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi
in English - 21st ed.
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1941, Doubleday, Doran
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
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1944, St. Hugh's Press
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
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1951, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
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1952, Doubleday
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
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1957, Image Books
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
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1958, Hodder and Houghton
St. Francis of Assisi.
in English
Cover of: St. Francis Of Assisi
1960, Hodder and Stoughton
St. Francis Of Assisi
Paperback
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1962, Image Books
St. Francis of Assisi
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
1990, Doubleday
St. Francis of Assisi
in English - Image ed.
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
1990, Doubleday
St. Francis of Assisi
in English - Image ed.
Cover of: St Francis of Assisi
1996, Hodder & Stoughton
St Francis of Assisi
in English
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
January 2003, Kessinger Publishing
St. Francis of Assisi
Paperback in English
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May 2004, St Joseph Communications Inc
St. Francis of Assisi
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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2008, Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.
St. Francis of Assisi
in English - [Updated ed.].
Cover of: St. Francis of Assisi
2008, Dover Publications
St. Francis of Assisi
in English

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