G.K. Chesterton


Born
in Kensington, London, England
May 29, 1874

Died
June 14, 1936

Genre

Influences


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of w ...more

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“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
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