G. K. Chesterton

Standard Name: Chesterton, G. K.


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Birth Germaine Greer
It was a long and difficult labour, with a delivery that bruised the baby's head, and a retained placenta which lost her mother a lot of blood.
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books.
In the book GG later wrote about...
Education Elizabeth Jennings
EJ attended Oxford High School . It was while a thirteen-year-old pupil there, she later said, that she discovered the excitement of poetry: first The Battle of Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton , then The...
Fictionalization Alice Meynell
To many of her contemporaries (especially male contemporaries), AM symbolised the perfection of Woman and Mother. Many descriptions of her suggest Woolf 's Mrs Ramsay in To the Lighthouse. Coventry Patmore and Francis Thompson
Friends, Associates John Millington Synge
JMS 's major supporters in his dramatic career were William Butler Yeats and Augusta, Lady Gregory , who ran the Irish National Theatre . Other famous literary supporters included G. K. Chesterton , John Masefield
Friends, Associates Mary Gawthorpe
MG equally admired A. R. Orage and Holbrook Jackson , founders of the Leeds Arts Club . At the Club she also met Edward Carpenter , W. B. Yeats , G. K. Chesterton , George Bernard Shaw
Friends, Associates Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Other friends included Sir Charles Peake , Richard Law (later Lord Coleraine), Herbert Morrison , G. K. Chesterton , and George Bernard Shaw .
Eoff, Shirley. Viscountess Rhondda: Equalitarian Feminist. Ohio State University Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Sheila Kaye-Smith
The title-page bears a quotation from G. K. Chesterton about a new people who take over the land as the sad squires of the past withdraw.
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne.
The book gives a sense that an old...
Literary responses Louisa May Alcott
Following her death, G. K. Chesterton in a laudatory (if sexist) review classed LMA with Austen as an early realist, and praised her apt depictions of human truths.
Chesterton, G. K. “Louisa Alcott”. Critical Essays on Louisa May Alcott, edited by Madeleine B. Stern, G. K. Hall, pp. 212-14.
She was a favourite writer...
Occupation Maude Royden
In June 1921, they moved the Fellowship Services to the Guildhouse, Eccleston Square, where MR continued to preach until she resigned in December 1936. She resigned because, she said, I have to choose; and...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Having publicly advocated a police boycott in May 1919, CCM was again arrested and sentenced to four months at Cork Jail . She kept in close contact with her sister Eva Gore-Booth , friend and...
Reception Margery Lawrence
In his Foreword to the volume, Sir Shane Leslie finds the influences of Shelley , Yeats , Tennyson , Kipling , Housman , Chesterton , and Fiona MacLeod (pen-name of William Sharp). Yet according to...
Textual Features Frances Cornford
Poems also includes Cornford's much anthologized and perhaps best known poem (later something of an embarrassment to her), the triolet To a Fat Lady seen from the Train, which sets a lyric repetition into...
Textual Production Dorothy L. Sayers
DLS was an enthusiastic and longstanding member of the Detection Club , a group of detective novelists who met regularly to discuss their craft. DLS helped to establish the club, and served as its President...
Textual Production Clemence Dane
CD , with eleven more members of the Detection Club (including Dorothy L. Sayers , Agatha Christie , G. K. Chesterton , Anthony Berkeley , Freeman Wills Crofts , G. D. H. and M. I. Cole
Textual Production Elspeth Huxley
She dedicated it to Lily Clague , Cleggy, her housekeeper/nanny. The title comes from a poem by G. K. Chesterton . The book sold 16,000 copies.
Nicholls, C. S. Elspeth Huxley. HarperCollins.
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By late 1931: Twelve certain members of the Detection Club...

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By late 1931

Twelve certain members of the Detection Club (including Agatha Christie , Dorothy L. Sayers , G. K. Chesterton , Clemence Dane , G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole ) published a collaborative detectivenovel called...


Chesterton, G. K. “Louisa Alcott”. Critical Essays on Louisa May Alcott, edited by Madeleine B. Stern, G. K. Hall, 1984, pp. 212-14.
Austen, Jane, and G. K. Chesterton. Love & Freindship. Chatto and Windus, 1922.