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if you want to understand G.K. Chesterton's philosophy of life and living, this is the book to read. And fittingly enough for Chesterton's personality, this book is a novel. And it is a most unusual novel: a combination of adventure novel, detective story, and ultimately, romance. Manalive is the story of Innocent Smith, and the story revolves around his identity. Is he truly as Innocent as his name, or is he a thief, serial killer, and philanderer as his enemies accuse him?  

An unforgettable story containing many memorable quotes including the one below on marriage.  A book that just might change your outlook on life. 


From the publisher, Dover Books: Perhaps the most light-hearted of all Chesterton's "serious" works, Manalive pits a group of disillusioned young people against Mr. Innocent Smith, a bubbly, high-spirited gentleman who literally falls into their midst. Accused of murder and denounced for repeatedly marrying his wife and attempting to break into various houses (all of which turn out to be his own), Smith prompts his newfound acquaintances to recognize an important idea: that life is worth living.

To see a modern rendition of a key scene that captures the spirit of MANALIVE, view this video...

MANALIVE - A Scene From The Upcoming Movie...

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