Chesterton, G.K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936

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Dates:
Birth 1874-05-29
Death 1936-06-14
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English

Biographical notes:

English literary critic and author.

From the description of Epitaph, [not after 1936]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31402388

Author and journalist.

From the description of Poem of G. K. Chesterton, 1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455163

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English poet, journalist, author, and critic. His literary criticism included works about Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, and George Bernard Shaw. He also wrote social criticism, plays, poetry, and detective stories featuring the character Father Brown.

From the description of G.K. Chesterton papers, 1892-1893. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576126

From the guide to the G.K. Chesterton papers, 1892-1893, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Born in London, educated at St. Paul's and then went to art school. Prolific writer, his works included poetry, fiction, newspaper essays, and plays. Noted apologist for Christianity and the Catholic Church.

From the description of Letter to "Dear Sir", 1915 July 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 58652598

G. K. Chesterton was an English essayist, literary and social critic, novelist, and poet.

From the description of G.K. Chesteron papers, undated [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26507146

G.K. Chesterton was an English essayist, literary and social critic, novelist, and poet.

From the guide to the G.K. Chesterton Papers, Undated, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.)

English journalist, author, critic, illustrator.

From the description of Papers, 1893-1959, 1893-1935 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155537867

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer of autobiographies, biographies, essays, historical works, journalism, literary criticism, novels, plays, and short-stories.

From the description of Gilbert Keith Chesterton collection of papers, [1895?]-1935. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615603

From the guide to the Gilbert Keith Chesterton collection of papers, 1895?]-1935, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

English author.

From the description of I told you so, ca. 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390532

English author and artist.

Chesterton was born in Kensington. He attended the Slade School of Art, and his first book appeared in 1901. Chesterton edited the NEW WITNESS and later founded G.K.'s WEEKLY. He converted to Catholicism in 1922. Chesterton wrote numerous essays, articles, stories, biographies, novels, and poems.

From the description of G.K. Chesterton collection, 1889-1944, (bulk 1905-1936). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 31917790

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on May 28, 1874 to Edward and Mary Louise (Grosjean) Chesterton. He married Francis Blogg on June 28, 1901.

Although Chesterton is known for his mystery/crime/detective fiction, he first gained popularity as a journalist. In addition to his many novels, Chesterton wrote pieces of poetry, literary criticism and history, and social commentary. Interestingly, he is remembered most for his creation, Father Brown, who first appeared in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911, but Chesterton did not convert to Roman Catholicism until 1922.

Chesterton died on June 14, 1936 in England from complications caused by an edematous condition.

From the guide to the G. K. Chesterton Manuscripts, 1914, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)



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  • Ciegos--Libros y lectura
  • Authors as artists
  • Authors, English, Political and social views.
  • Fairy tales
  • Catholic artists
  • Children's literature, English
  • Children's stories, English
  • English literature--20th century
  • Literature -- British
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  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • English poetry
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature--Periodicals
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  • Drawing, English--19th century
  • Illustration of books
  • Catholics--History--Sources
  • Authors, English, 20th century.
  • Journalists, Great Britain.
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Artists

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  • Critics.
  • Journalists.
  • Illustrators.
  • Authors
  • Authors, English.
  • Authors.

Places:

  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Dublin (Ireland) (as recorded)