G. K. Chesterton Summary

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  • 21 Literature Criticisms
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Biographies (10)

7,441 words, approx. 25 pages
Biography EssayBest known for his Father Brown detective stories, and most admired as a thinker for his fulllength books, of which he wrote almost fifty, G. K. Chesterton is numbered among the great e... Read more
414 words, approx. 2 pages
The English author, journalist, and artist Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) dedicated his extraordinary intellect and creative power to the reform of English government and society. In 1922 he con... Read more
2,095 words, approx. 7 pages
"G. K. Chesterton," declared William B. Furlong in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, "was a legend in London literary circles even during his lifetime. George Bernard Shaw called him 'a man of col... Read more
2,863 words, approx. 10 pages
G. K. Chesterton was a legend in London literary circles even during his lifetime. George Bernard Shaw called him "a man of colossal genius," and as a young man Chesterton was hailed as Fleet Street... Read more
8,006 words, approx. 27 pages
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a poet who is also remembered as an essayist, a novelist and short-story writer, a literary critic, a playwright, and a religious controversialist. As the author of more t... Read more
2,182 words, approx. 8 pages
G. K. Chesterton was a writer of volcanic intelligence and gentle wit, who, over a forty-year career, produced hundreds of essays and over one hundred books. Approximately a dozen of these books have... Read more
8,339 words, approx. 28 pages
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, journalist, essayist, master ideologue of religion and politics, and a seminal figure in the development of the modern detective story, was born on 29 May 1874 in Campden Hil... Read more
7,143 words, approx. 24 pages
Best known for his Father Brown detective stories, and most admired as a thinker for his full-length books, of which he wrote almost fifty, G. K. Chesterton is numbered among the great essayists of th... Read more
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G. K. Chesterton, one of the most versatile men of letters of his generation--he distinguished himself, to a greater or lesser degree, as essayist, poet, novelist, playwright, detective story writer, ... Read more
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer who wrote in such a variety of genres that he resists simple classification. Previous Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes have examined Chesterton a... Read more