Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Maisie WARD (1889 - 1975)

This is the first and only authorized biography of G.K. Chesterton, written by his friend, Maisie Ward.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He wrote around 80 books, several hundred poems, some 200 short stories, 4000 essays, and several plays. Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. He converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism in 1922. (Summary by Maria Therese, partially adapted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Larry Wilson
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Play 01 Background for Gilbert Keith Chesterton Larry Wilson
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Play 02 Childhood Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 03 School Days, Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 04 School Days, Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 05 Art Schools and University College Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 06 The Notebook Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 07 Towards a Career Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 08 Incipit Vita Nova Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 09 To Frances Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 10 A Long Engagement Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:43:44
Play 11 Who is G.K.C.?, Part 1 Candace Tuttle
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Play 12 Who is G.K.C.?, Part 2 Candace Tuttle
00:33:37
Play 13 Married Life in London, Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 14 Married Life in London, Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:45:25
Play 15 Clearing the Ground for Orthodoxy Candace Tuttle
00:43:13
Play 16 Orthodoxy Larry Wilson
00:29:03
Play 17 Bernard Shaw, Part 1 Kathleen Moore
00:27:47
Play 18 Bernard Shaw, Part 2 Kathleen Moore
00:30:46
Play 19 From Battersea to Beaconsfield, Part 1 Candace Tuttle
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Play 20 From Battersea to Beaconsfield, Part 2 Candace Tuttle
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Play 21 A Circle of Friends Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:40:59
Play 22 The Disillusioned Liberal, Part 1 Buchernarr
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Play 23 The Disillusioned Liberal, Part 2 Buchernarr
00:29:09
Play 24 The Eye Witness Candace Tuttle
00:42:03
Play 25 Marconi, Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 26 Marconi, Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 27 The Eve of the War (1911-1915), Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 28 The Eve of the War (1911-1915), Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 29 The War Years, Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 30 The War Years, Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 31 After the Armistice Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 32 Rome via Jerusalem, Part 1 Carol Pelster
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Play 33 Rome via Jerusalem, Part 2 Carol Pelster
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Play 34 Completion Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 35 The Reluctant Editor (1925-1930), Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 36 The Reluctant Editor (1925-1930), Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 37 The Distributist League and Distributism Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:40:07
Play 38 Silver Wedding, Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 39 Silver Wedding, Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 40 Columbus, Part 1 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
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Play 41 Columbus, Part 2 Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:34:49
Play 42 The Soft Answer juddmoss
00:38:05
Play 43 Our Lady's Tumbler Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:25:03
Play 44 The Living Voice Larry Wilson
00:40:33
Play 45 Last Days KevinS
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Play 46 Appendix A—An Earlier Chesterton Larry Wilson
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Play 47 Appendix B—Prize Poem Written at St. Paul's Larry Wilson
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Play 48 Appendix C—The Chestertons Larry Wilson
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