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About the Author: G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.’s Weekly.

Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.


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Hardcover, Published in Nov 2008 by Pomona Press

ISBN10: 1443734349 | ISBN13: 9781443734349

Page count: 256

Contents Include: The Romance of Rhyme Hamlet and the Psych-Analyst The Meaning of Mock Turkey Shakespeare and the Legal Lady On Being an Old Bean The Fear of the Film Wings and the Housemaid The Slavery of Free Verse Prohibition and the Press The Mercy of Mr.Arnold Bennett A Defence of Dramatic Unities The Boredom of Butterflies The Terror of a Toy False Theory and the Theatre The Secret Society of Mankind The Sentimentalism of Divorce Street Cries and Stretching the Law The Revolt of the Spoilt Child The Innocence of the Criminal The Prudery of the Feminists How mad Laws are Made The Pagoda of Success The Myth of the "Mayflower" Much Too Modern History The Evolution of Slaves Is Darwin Dead? Turning Inside Out Strikes and the Spirit of Wonder A Note on Old Nonsense Milton and Merry England

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