G. K. Chesterton was a well-known novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and ardent apologist for the Christian faith. One of Britain’s most famous and prolific twentieth century writers, his apologetic works—such as Orthodoxy—have influenced generations of Christian belief. His historical works have made important theologians accessible to modern Christians, and his essays and commentary were influential in the conversion of C.S. Lewis. As the author of more than 80 volumes, 200 short stories, and 4,000 essays, his works combine literary wit, theological acumen, and pointed cultural critique. Together, Chesterton’s works are required reading for theologians, philosophers, and thinking Christians.
The 11-volume G. K. Chesterton Collection from Verbum Catholic Software assembles his most important theological and apologetic works, including Orthodoxy—Chesterton’s most well-known work—Heretics, and much more. This collection also contains volumes of essays on social trends, as well as travel writing.
G.K. Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He worked at the Redway and T. Fisher Unwin publishing house until 1902, when he began writing regularly—his weekly columns appeared for decades in the Daily News and The Illustrated London News. In all, he wrote more than 80 books, hundreds of poems, 200 short stories, 4,000 essays. Among his writings are his famous apologetic work Orthodoxy, a biography of St. Aquinas, his Father Brown detective stories, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, and The Man Who Was Thursday. He died on June 14, 1936 in Buckinghamshire.