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by Michael Ffinch

  • ISBN: 0062503278
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  • Author: Michael Ffinch
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1st edition (February 1987)
  • Pages: 369 pages
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The biographer of G. K. Chesterton, who is attempting to write not only a personal but an intellectual and literary life, is presented with both considerable difficulties and considerable opportunities

The biographer of G. Chesterton, who is attempting to write not only a personal but an intellectual and literary life, is presented with both considerable difficulties and considerable opportunities.

Chesterton: A Biography. 1987) A non fiction book by Michael Ffinch. Used availability for Michael Ffinch's . Chesterton: A Biography.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton's biography and life story. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer

Gilbert Keith Chesterton's biography and life story. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criti. His best-known character is the priest-detective Father Brown, who appeared only in short stories, while The Man Who Was Thursday is arguably his best-known novel.

This biography of provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Gilbert Keith Chesterton, better known as G. Chesterton, was a prominent literary figure of the 20th century London

This biography of provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Chesterton, was a prominent literary figure of the 20th century London. He was a highly versatile individual who was as respected as a writer as he was for being an orator and Christian apologist. His works covered a wide range of genres and he could write anything from poetry to drama, from biographies to crime novels, and about almost all imaginable topics. He was a religious man who was drawn closer to religion with age and eventually converted to Roman Catholicism. Chesterton: A Centenary Appraisal. G. Chesterton: Poems - An index of poems. Purchase books by .

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This masterly biography has the potential to help establish Chesterton in what Ker regards as his rightful place as a major English author. -The Independent on Sunday. tremendous biography.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton facts: The English author, journalist, and artist Gilbert Keith . Chesterton, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. The Riddle of joy: .

Gilbert Keith Chesterton facts: The English author, journalist, and artist Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) dedicated his extraordinary intellect and creative power to the reform of English government and society  . A study of Chesterton requires these three basic books: his Autobiography (1936); Maisie Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1943), the official biography; and her Return to Chesterton (1952).

From dust jacket notes: "Drawing upon recently discovered original sources - letters, a Sherlock Holmes detective story, and several poems - Michael Ffinch has taken the traditional view of Chesterton as the 'jolly journalist,' the master of pun and paradox, and turned it on its head. He shows that a man who has been generally acknowledged as a major literary figure only came to his perception of truth through a life of spiritual turmoil and intense personal suffering which culminated in his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Michael Ffinch has filled many of the gaps in our knowledge, particularly at the start of Chesterton's career - Chesterton himself chose to suppress the true details of this life after leaving St. Paul's School. For, although Chesterton was stunningly articulate and could write brilliantly from a young age, the early part of his life was, at times, a difficult and heartfelt struggle to find a niche in which to develop his talents. Among the information Michael Ffinch reveals about these formative years is that, for a time, Chesterton was tutored by A. E. Housman. G. K. Chesterton was a ferociously prolific writer of essays, poems, articles and novels - including The Man Who Was Thursday, The Flying Inn and the 'Father Brown' stories for which he is remembered most. He was also a cartoonist and worked on several books with Hilaire Belloc. Michael Ffinch examines this extraordinary character who once covered his study walls in brown paper so that he could draw when he pleased, and who could only catch his train if he aimed to catch an earlier one. He suggests that beneath the eccentricity and chaotic appearance lay a highly ordered creative mind. This is an important biography, not only in that it firmly persuades us that Chesterton's work and imagination have a relevance today, but, that beneath the 'Gargantuan figure shaking with laughter,' was a highly complex and deeply moving personality. Mr. Ffinch's book makes us think twice."

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