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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.
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"Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy is an exploration of the 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 William Oddie draws extensively on Chesterton's unpublished letters and notebooks, his journalism, and his early classic writings, to reveal the writer in his own words. In the first  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
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