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The Victorian Age in Literature

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The Victorian Age in Literature

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“The aim of life is appreciation...”

G. K. Chesterton was one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early twentieth century.

He was celebrated for his sly wit. At the end of one lecture, a woman remarked that he seemed to know everything, to which he retorted: "I know nothing, madam, I am a journalist."

His The Victorian Age in Literature is an overview of the Victorian philosophical epoch as defined and described by one of the greatest writers of his age.


G.K. CHESTERTON (1874–1936) was an English writer, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, biographer, and art critic. Today he is best known for his fictional priest-detective, Father Brown. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time Magazine, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, and Cardinal John Henry Newman.

 

 

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