Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton
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of PhiladelphiaCopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Also detailed are Chesterton's social and political activism as well as his romanticism and childlike joie de vivre. Pearce draws copiously from Chesterton's published writings and correspondence and from previous biographies, notably those by Maisie Ward, Michael Coren, and Michael Ffinch. The result is a marginal offering that may be considered for religion collections and for those specializing in minor English authors of the early 20th century.?Nancy M. Pearce goes on to celebrate Chesterton's happy childhood and family life, successful marriage, and friendships with Hilaire Belloc, George Bernard Shaw, and other Victor
S. Joseph Pearce is the author of numerous literary works including Literary Converts, The Quest for Shakespeare and Shakespeare on Love, and the editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions series. K. Chesterton and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.. Tolkien, C. His other books include literary biographies of Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Lewis, G
Wells. Illustrated.. This is a thoroughly readable and delightful biography of a multi- faceted author, artist and debater who loved the friendship of children, idolized his wife and enjoyed great friendships with the likes of Hillaire Belloc, Bernard Shaw and H.G. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce presents a major biography of a 20th century literary giant, providing a great deal of important information on GKC never before published. Through years of meticulous research and access to the literary estate of G.K
M. Berrios said Not my type of biography.. I was expecting a regular biography, which I happen to love reading, but this book is more of a collection of excerpts from other books and articles. Not only do they constitute the majority of the book, but they are very lengthy and tiresome. I am trying my best to get through it, but I must confess I've been skipping a lot of pages.. Gopherwood said A cornucopia of GKC anecdotes. A thorough review of the prolific output of GKC.. A scholarly treatment of GKC's life. Includes samples of reviews of GKC's work at the time of publication. This gives insight into how GKC was viewed in his own time. GKC was truly a man for all seasons.. Georges Allaire said A Unique Insight. For the first time in all the years I have learnt from G.K. Chesterton, I have found a biographer able to explain the Marconi scandal Cecil, G.K.'s brother, was attacking insider trading before it became a fashion to do so. Joseph Pearce allows us to understand and value G.K. fidelity towards his brother's memory and social insights. Hat's off to the biographer.