Gilbert Keith Chesterton Biography

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Best 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 essayists of the English language. His essays so far collected total almost forty volumes, and although most of them were newspaper or magazine articles, they have established Chesterton in the tradition of the fine art of the essay, which runs from Francis Bacon through Joseph Addison, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Robert Louis Stevenson, Augustine Birrell, E. V. Lucas, Max Beerbohm, Robert Lynd, and H. L. Mencken. Most anthologies of the essay contain samples of his work, and as Ifor Evans puts it in his A Short History of English Literature (1940), Chesterton is regarded as "outstanding in the essay's final phase."

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