G.K. Chesterton (Gilbert Keith Chesterton) | First Editions
1874 - 1936
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton (and sometimes referred to as G.K.C.), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." He is most fondly remembered for the creation of fictional priest-detective Father Brown. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin.
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London: The Society of SS. Peter & Paul, 1916. [Political Essay] FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Octavo pamphlet (23 x 15cm), pp.14 . Publisher's brown paper covers, priced at 6s. Sewn. All edges, including covers, untrimmed. Some rubbing and chipping to rough cover edges. Near fine. An article originally published in Nash's.....