Charles Dickens: A Critical Study

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Kessinger Publishing, 01 mag 2005 - 308 pagine
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1907. G.K. Chesterton was a journalist, poet, novelist, playwright, debater, and Catholic apologist in the early twentieth century. He was also a literary critic and his books and essays on Charles Dickens are among his best. To understand Chesterton you need to read his biography on Dickens. It will help you understand why he called himself a disreputable Victorian. Contents: The Dickens Period; The Boyhood of Dickens; The Youth of Dickens; The Pickwick Papers; The Great Popularity; Dickens and America; Dickens and Christmas; The Time of Transition; Later Life and Works; The Great Dickens Characters; On the Alleged Optimism of Dickens; and A Note on the Future of Dickens. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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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.

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