The Spice of Life and Other Essays

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The Spice of Life and Other Essays  (1964) 
Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Edited by Dorothy Collins.
These essays cover a wide range of time and source. The Spice of Life was written only three months before G.K. Chesterton died. None of them has appeared in a collection before. - D.E.C.

Part One: Essays on Literature in General[edit]

  • Sentimental Literature (1901)
  • How to Write a Detective Story (before 1937)
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/Humour (1928) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2023
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/Fiction as Food, Part 1 (1924) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2029
  • Fiction as Food, Part 2 (1911)
  • The Soul in Every Legend (1921)

Part Two: On Particular Books and Writers[edit]

  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/The Macbeths — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/The Tragedy of King Lear — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045
  • The Everlasting Nights (1901)
  • Aesop's Fables (1912)
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/Both Sides of the Looking-Glass (1933) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/And So To Bed (1926) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2031
  • As Large as Life in Dickens (1902)
  • Disputes on Dickens (before 1937)
  • Charlotte Bronte as a Romantic (1917)

Part Three: Thought and Belief[edit]

  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/Anti-Religious Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1926) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2021
  • The Camp and the Cathedral (before 1937)
  • The Religious Aspect of Westminster Abbey (before 1937)
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/The Religious Aim of Education (1925) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2020
  • The Philosophy of Islands (1903)

Part Four: At Home and Abroad[edit]

  • On Holidays (1914)
  • The Peasant (1911)
  • The Lost Railway Station (1919)
  • Bethlehem and the Great Cities (1922)
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/The Sacredness of Sites (1930) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2025
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/Scipio and the Children (1935) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/The Real Issue (1926) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2021

Part Five: The Spice of Life[edit]

  • The Comic Constable (1910)
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/Capone’s Pal (1935) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030
  • On Losing One’s Head (1910)
  • The Spice of Life and Other Essays/The Spice of Life (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2031
  • On Fragments (1906)