Chesterton - eBook  -     By: Garry Wills
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Part of a literary circle that included H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G. k. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary journals, literary criticism, and works of theology and religious argument, but may have been best known for his Father Brown mysteries. Chesterton's interest in Catholic Christianity, first expressed in Orthodoxy, led to his conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism in 1922. This revised edition of Garry Willis's finely crafted biography includes updates to thetext and a new Introduction by the author.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Image
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9780307423542
ISBN-13: 9780307423542
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Part of a literary circle that included H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary journals, literary criticism (including notable books on Browning, Dickens, and Shaw), and works of theology and religious argument, but may have been best known for his Father Brown mysteries. Chesterton's interest in Catholic Christianity, first expressed in Orthodoxy, led to his conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism in 1922. This revised edition of Garry Wills's finely crafted biography includes updates to the text and a new introduction by the author.

Author Bio

Garry Wills is an adjunct professor of history at North-western University. Wills receieved a Ph.D. in classics from Yale and has had a distinguished career as an author, with books such as Lincoln at Gettysburg and Papal Sin. He has received numerous accolades, including the 1978 National Books Critics Circle Award for Criticism (for Inventing America) and the 1993 Pulitzer Prize gor General Nonfiction (for Lincoln at Gettysburg). Wills is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his articles appear frequently in the New York Review of Books.


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