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G.K. Chesterton : a biography

Author: I T Ker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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G.K. Chesterton is remembered as a brilliant creator of nonsense and satirical verse, author of the Father Brown stories and the innovative novel, The Man who was Thursday, and yet today he is not counted among the major English novelists and poets. However, this major new biography argues that Chesterton should be seen as the successor of the great Victorian prose writers, Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin, and above all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; Gilbert K Chesterton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I T Ker
ISBN: 9780199655762 0199655766 9780199601288 0199601283
OCLC Number: 671709689
Description: xx, 747 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The early days --
Publishing and engagement --
Marriage and fame --
Controversy --
Dickens --
Orthodoxy --
Shaw and Beaconsfield --
Father Brown and the Marconi scandal --
The Victorian compromise and illness --
War and travel --
America and conversion --
The everlasting man --
Distributism and apologetics --
Rome and America again --
The last years.
Responsibility: Ian Ker.
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