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Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

William Oddie


When Orthodoxy was published in 1908, Wilfrid Ward hailed Chesterton as a prophetic figure, whose thought was to be classed with that of Burke, Butler, and Coleridge. This book provides a biographical study on Chesterton and draws on the wealth of letters and journalistic writings within the newly released ‘Chesterton Papers’ archive at the British Library. The book brings new biographical details to light that expand on existing Chesterton studies. When Chesterton died in 1936, T. S. Eliot pronounced that Chesterton's ‘social and economic ideas were the ideas for his time that were fundamenta ... More

Keywords: Fin de Siècle, faith issues, history of journalism, Chesterton Papers, G.K Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199582013
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Oddie, author