A Chesterton Calendar

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Read Books, 2008 - Literary Collections - 428 pages
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A Chesterton Calendar. PREFATORY NOTE. It will be found that almost all Mr. G. K, Chestertons books have been utilized in the making of this Calendar. A word of acknowledgment is due to the various publishers for their courtesy in permitting this to Messrs. Grant Richards, Arthur L. Humphreys, J. W. Arrowsmith, John Lane, J. M. Dent Co., Macmillan Co., Duckworth Co., Harper Co., Cassell Co., and Methuen Co. Recourse has been had also to the files of the Daily News, the Illustrated London News, and other journals to which Mr. Chesterton has been a contributor. The present publishers feel they are peculiarly indebted to Mr. Chesterton himself for his kindness in allowing them to include certain verses from poems which have not yet been printed in cxtcnso elsewhere. Mere light sophistry is the thing that I happen to despise most of all things, and it is perhaps a wholesome fact that this is the thing of which I am generally accused.

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About the author (2008)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are"The Man Who Was Thursday", a metaphysical thriller, and "The Everlasting Man", a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics such as "Orthodoxy" and "Heretics". Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown". Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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