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Chesterton and the romance of Orthodoxy : the making of GKC, 1874-1908

Author: William Oddie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of G.K. Chesterton's imaginative and spiritual development, from his early childhood in the 1870s to his intellectual maturity in the first decade of the twentieth century. William  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie 1874-1908
Biography
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Named Person: G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; Gilbert K Chesterton; G K Chesterton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Oddie
ISBN: 9780199582013 0199582017 9780199551651 0199551650
OCLC Number: 467749147
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: viii, 401 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; PART ONE ; 1. The Man with the Golden Key, 1874-1883 ; 2. School Days: St Paul's and the JDC, 1883-1892 ; 3. Nightmare at the Slade: Digging for the Sunrise of Wonder, 1892-1894 ; 4. Beginning the Journey Round the World, 1894-1899 ; PART TWO ; 5. Who is GKC? 1900-1902 ; 6. The Man of Letters as Defender of the Faith, 1903-1904: Robert Browning; Blatchford I; The Napoleon of Notting Hill ; 7. The Critic as Polemicist, 1904-1906: G. F. Watts; Blatchford II; Heretics; The Ball and the Cross; Charles Dickens ; 8. Battles in the Last Crusade, 1907-1908: The Man Who Was Thursday and Orthodoxy ; Epilogue ; Bibliography
Responsibility: William Oddie.
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highly readable... Oddie's biography is entertaining and scholarly, and the hero is very much Chesterton, pushing himself to the fore Brian Murdoch, Literature and Theology This is a landmark Read more...

 
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