Author

G. K. Chesterton

English mystery novelist and Christian apologist

1874   -   1936

genre: fantasy literature, crime novel, essay, poetry
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: University College London, Slade School of Fine Art, St Paul's School
occupation: journalist, poet, novelist, autobiographer, writer, screenwriter, philosopher, biographer, illustrator, detective writer, literary historian, essayist
award received: Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St. Gregory the Great
position held: chairperson
www.chesterton.org

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (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 has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first 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. George Bernard Shaw, his "friendly enemy", said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.
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works

64

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

novel by G. K. Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1904

The Man Who Was Thursday

novel by G. K. Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1908

The Club of Queer Trades

book by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1905

The Man Who Knew Too Much

book by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1922

The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

book by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1936

The Poet and the Lunatics

short story by G. K. Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1929

Four Faultless Felons

book by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1930

The Secret of Father Brown

short story collection

author: G. K. Chesterton

1927

Lepanto

poem by G. K. Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

The Trees of Pride

short story by G. K. Chesterton

author: G. K. Chesterton

1922

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