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 (chĕs′tər-tən), Gilbert Keith 1874-1936.
British writer and critic known for his Roman Catholicism and his conservative political views. His works include essays, a series of detective stories featuring Father Brown, and volumes of criticism and polemics.


(Biography) G(ilbert) K(eith). 1874–1936, English essayist, novelist, poet, and critic


(ˈtʃɛs tər tən)

G(ilbert) K(eith), 1874–1936, English essayist, critic, and novelist.
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Noun1.Chesterton - conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasionChesterton - conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
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You have your Belloc, your Chesterton, your Bernard Shaw--why should you read De Quincey?
But I do read De Quincey," Ralph protested, "more than Belloc and Chesterton, anyhow.
Chesterton set the whole world laughing with a series of alleged non-partisan essays on the subject, and the whole affair, controversy and controversialists, was well-nigh swept into the pit by a thundering broadside from George Bernard Shaw.
Chesterton, Histon, Waterbeach, and Oakington have each been explored, and have each proved disappointing.
Chesterton was attracted by--and powerfully exploited--the very divergent modes of detective fiction and autobiographical narrative.
Though few would have known it at the time, for Chesterton himself there was much at stake.
The new space includes an expansive industrial training center for Chesterton distributors and customers, a state-of-the-art valve testing laboratory, and a New England service center that orders regional repair of pumps, cylinders and seals.
La figura del escritor ingles Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), de la epoca eduardiana, esto es, inmediatamente posterior a la gran era victoriana, no es la de un personaje que despierta atractivo solamente en virtud de sus dotes intelectuales, sino, de modo mas basico, por su especial encanto humano.
Chesterton, perhaps the 20th century's greatest writer and genius, wrote that there were two kinds of artists in the world.
Chesterton, but also the 40th anniversary of the unique and in some ways indispensable journal devoted to him: the Chesterton Review, now published under the auspices of Seton Hall University but for many years published by a small Catholic college in the wilds of Saskatchewan, Canada.
In The Grandchildren of Solano Lopez, historian Bridget Maria Chesterton tells the fascinating story of the role of the remote Chaco Boreal frontier in the development of Paraguayan nationalism.