G.K. Chesterton was a legendary English writer who is often referred to as the prince of paradox. Due to Chesterton's unique writing style and numerous works in many genres, he is still one of the most widely read authors today. Whether it be the Father Brown detective stories or his great apologetic books The Everlasting Man and Orthodoxy, most people have come across Chesterton's work. Chesterton wrote many intriguing biographies on some of the great figures in religion and literature. Chesterton's biography on Charles Dickens is written in essay form and concentrates on Dickens' style and ideology.
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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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