The Resource G.K. Chesterton : a biography, Ian Ker

G.K. Chesterton : a biography, Ian Ker

Label
G.K. Chesterton : a biography
Title
G.K. Chesterton
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Ian Ker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Newman. Chesterton's achievement as one of the great English literary critics has not hitherto been fully recognized, perhaps because his best literary criticism is of prose rather than poetry. Ian Ker remedies this neglect, paying particular attention to Chesterton's writings on the Victorians, especially Dickens. As a social and political thinker, Chesterton is contrasted here with contemporary intellectuals like Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells in his championing of democracy and the masses. Pre-eminently a controversialist, as revealed in his prolific journalistic output, he became a formidable apologist for Christianity and Catholicism, as well as a powerful satirist of anti-Catholicism. This full-length life of G.K. Chesterton is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the writer. It draws on many unpublished letters and papers to evoke Chesterton's joyful humour, his humility and affinity to the common man, and his love of the ordinary things of life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ker, I. T.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4453.C4
LC item number
Z664 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chesterton, G. K.
  • Chesterton, Gilbert K
  • Chesterton, G. K.
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
G.K. Chesterton : a biography, Ian Ker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 747 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199601288
Lccn
2010940318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671709689
  • (OCoLC)ocn671709689
Label
G.K. Chesterton : a biography, Ian Ker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 747 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199601288
Lccn
2010940318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671709689
  • (OCoLC)ocn671709689

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