The Ballad of the White Horse
By G. K. Chesterton
(Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486475639, 132pp.)
Publication Date: July 2010
Categories: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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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. Chesterton employs the mysterious image as a symbol of the traditions that preserve humanity. His allegory of the power of faith in the face of an invasive foe was much quoted in the dark days of 1940, when Britain was under attack by Nazis. This new edition offers an authoritative, inexpensive version of Chesterton's inspiring work.