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In 1902 the ever-provocative Chesterton published Twelve Types, a collection of short biographies of famous figures from history. In 1910 he winnowed the table of contents to a mere five: “The Optimism of Byron,” “Pope and the Art of Satire,” “Stevenson,” “Rostand,” and “Charles II.”
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G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific and influential English writer known for the wide-range of his talents, which included mysteries, fantasies, and Christian apologetics. A spirited Catholic polemicist, he was the author of the beloved Father Brown mysteries, as well as of the classic metaphysical thriller, The Man Who Was Thursday.