Chesterton

Chesterton

by Garry Wills, Garry Chesterton Wills
     
 

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg and Papal Sin captures the many dimensions of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers.

Part of a literary circle that included H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary

Overview

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg and Papal Sin captures the many dimensions of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers.

Part of a literary circle that included H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary journals, literary criticism (including notable books on Browning, Dickens, and Shaw), and works of theology and religious argument, but may have been best known for his Father Brown mysteries. Chesterton's interest in Catholic Christianity, first expressed in Orthodoxy, led to his conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism in 1922. His classic Saint Francis of Assisi and the equally acclaimed Saint Thomas Aquinas confirmed his reputation as a writer with the rare ability to simultaneously entertain, inform, and enlighten readers. This revised edition of Garry Wills's finely crafted biography includes updates to the text and a new Introduction by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385502900
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/04/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,031,205
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Garry Wills is an adjunct professor of history at North-western University. Wills receieved a Ph.D. in classics from Yale and has had a distinguished career as an author, with books such as Lincoln at Gettysburg and Papal Sin. He has received numerous accolades, including the 1978 National Books Critics Circle Award for Criticism (for Inventing America) and the 1993 Pulitzer Prize gor General Nonfiction (for Lincoln at Gettysburg). Wills is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his articles appear frequently in the New York Review of Books.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1934
Place of Birth:
Atlanta, GA
Education:
St. Louis University, B.A., 1957; Xavier University, M.A., 1958; Yale University, Ph.D., 1961

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