G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the “prince of paradox”. Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegoriesfirst carefully turning them inside out.”Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an “orthodox” Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.


eBooks: A Chesterton Calendar | A Miscellany of Men | A Short History of England | All Things Considered | Charles Dickens | Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens | Divorce versus Democracy | Eugenics and Other Evils | Fancies versus Fads | G. F. Watts | Greybeards at Play | Irish Impressions | Leo Tolstoy Edward Garnett | London | Lord Kitchener | Orthodoxy | Robert Browning | St. Francis of Assisi | Tennyson | Thackeray | The Appetite of Tyranny | The Ballad of the White Horse | The Barbarism of Berlin | The Club of Queer Trades | The Crimes of England | The Defendant | The Flying Inn | The Innocence of Father Brown | The Man Who Knew Too Much | The Superstition of Divorce | The Trees of Pride | The Uses of Diversity | The Victorian Age in Literature | The Wisdom of Father Brown | Twelve Types | Varied Types | What I Saw in America | What’s Wrong With The World | Wine, Water, and Song

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