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Wisdom & Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton
     

Wisdom & Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton

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by Joseph Pearce
 
Joseph Pearce has avioded the factual errors and misjudgements made by most earlier biographers, and his research has been meticulous, with the result that ths study contains a great deal of important material never before published. This is the most important work on Chesterton since Maisie Ward's official biography of 1944.

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Joseph Pearce has avioded the factual errors and misjudgements made by most earlier biographers, and his research has been meticulous, with the result that ths study contains a great deal of important material never before published. This is the most important work on Chesterton since Maisie Ward's official biography of 1944.

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Library Journal
In this spiritual biography of the English social commentator and author, most memorably, of the Father Brown mysteries, English author Pearce focuses primarily on Chesterton's conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1922. Pearce goes on to celebrate Chesterton's happy childhood and family life, successful marriage, and friendships with Hilaire Belloc, George Bernard Shaw, and other Victorian and 20th-century writers. Also detailed are Chesterton's social and political activism as well as his romanticism and childlike joie de vivre. Pearce draws copiously from Chesterton's published writings and correspondence and from previous biographies, notably those by Maisie Ward, Michael Coren, and Michael Ffinch. Indeed, 26 pages of endnotes demonstrate the heavy reliance of the author on these sources. The result is a marginal offering that may be considered for religion collections and for those specializing in minor English authors of the early 20th century.Nancy M. Laskowski, Free Lib. of Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898707007
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Pearce, director of the Aquinas Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, is the author of three books on Shakespeare, all published by Ignatius Press, and is the editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions of Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth. He is editor of the St. Austin Review (or StAR), a magazine of Christian culture and tradition published by St. Augustine’s Press.

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Wisdom & Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AnaIsabel More than 1 year ago
A great biography of a great writer. Chesterton is amazing and this book makes it easy to get to know him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago