G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study

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Author: Julius West
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,030 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,518
Added to site: 2008.10.29
mnybks.net#: 22491
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Criticism

The personality of one of the cleverest English writers and an estimate of his work.

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the questions; to what extent does he represent mere unqualified reaction? What are his qualifications as a craftsman? What, after all, has he done?

And we begin with his romances.


II

THE ROMANCER

In spite of Chesterton's liberal production of books, it is not altogether simple to classify them into "periods," in the manner beloved of the critic, nor even to sort them out according to subjects. G.K.C. can (and generally does) inscribe an Essay on the Nature of Religion into his novels, together with other confusing ingredients to such an extent that most readers would consider it pure pedantry on the part of anybody to insist that a Chestertonian romance need differ appreciably from a Chestertonian essay, poem, or criticism. That a book by G.K.C. should describe itself as a novel means little more than that its original purchasing price was four shillings and sixpence. It might also contain passages of love, hate, and other human emotions, but then again, it might not. But one

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