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The collected poems of G. K. Chesterton
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936.
Publication Information:
New York : Dodd, Mead, [1980]

Physical Description:
xv, 391 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
New poems.--Ballad of St. Barbara.--Poems.--Wine, water, and song.--The ballad of the White horse.--The wild knight.--Miscellaneous.
Format :

On Order


Author Notes

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later 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. 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.

(Bowker Author Biography)