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G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936)


Prolific English poet, novelist, essayist G (ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born in London on 29 May 1874. He was traditional, extolling the virtues of the 'little man', and the romantic, pre-modern past. He rejected the experimental in art as well as life, and distrusted the state and the modern world. His _Father Brown series of detective novels... See full bio »

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The Detective Writer
(1954)
Manalive Writer
(2012)

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 2019 Magic (stageplay by) (post-production)
 2013-2018 Father Brown (TV Series) (based on the character created by - 70 episodes)
- The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau (2018) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Flower of the Fairway (2018) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Cat of Mastigatus (2018) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Dance of Death (2018) ... (based on the character created by)
- The Devil You Know (2018) ... (based on the character created by)
 2016 The Man Who Was Thursday (novel)
  G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense (TV Series) (original text - 18 episodes, 2011 - 2014) (characters - 1 episode, 2014)
- A New Chesterton Reading Plan (2014) ... (original text)
- Ask Mr. Chesterton IV (2014) ... (original text)
- Apocalypse Later (2014) ... (original text)
- The Tumbler of God (2014) ... (original text)
- The Moment When There Is Nothing But God (2014) ... (original text)
 2014 Mole in the Hole (Short) (inspired by)
 2012 Manalive (book)
 2009 Theater of the Word, Inc. (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Honor of Israel Gow (2009) ... (story)
 2007 The Surprise (TV Movie) (play)
 1997 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Czlowiek, który byl czwartkiem (1997) ... (play)
 1988 Sei delitti per padre Brown (TV Mini-Series) (characters)
 1987 Záhada zlatého servisu (TV Short) (short story "The Queer Steps")
 1979 Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie) (stories)
 1978 Veidas taikinyje (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 1975 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El mago (1975)
  Father Brown (TV Series) (story - 11 episodes, 1974) (stories - 2 episodes, 1974)
- The Secret Garden (1974) ... (story)
- The Arrow of Heaven (1974) ... (story)
- The Head of Caesar (1974) ... (story)
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... (story)
- The Quick One (1974) ... (story)
 1973 Manalive (novel "Manalive")
 1966-1972 Pater Brown (TV Series) (stories - 39 episodes)
- Treffpunkt Tigerkäfig (1972) ... (stories)
- Das Hundeorakel (1972) ... (stories)
- Der Hammer Gottes (1972) ... (stories)
- Der geflügelte Dolch (1972) ... (stories)
- Das Rätsel Michael Mondschein (1972) ... (stories)
 1970 I racconti di Padre Brown (TV Series) (novel)
 1969 Une soirée au bungalow (TV Movie) (novel "La merveilleuse aventure du major Brown")
 1965 Tod dem Major Brown (TV Short) (novel - as Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Quick One (1964) ... (novel)
 1962 Er kanns nicht lassen (stories - as Gilbert K. Chesterton)
 1960 Das schwarze Schaf (stories - as Gilbert K. Chesterton)
 1960 Der Mann, der Donnerstag war (TV Movie) (novel "The Man Who Was Thursday")
 1955 Die Galerie der großen Detektive (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pater Brown findet Daniel Boom (1955) ... (story)
 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie documentary) (story)
 1954 The Detective (stories)
 1947 The Man Who Was Thursday (TV Movie) (novel "The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare")
 1946 Magic (TV Movie) (play by)
 1939 Magic (TV Movie)
 1934 Father Brown, Detective (Father Brown novels)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Quick One". NOTE: Filmed as "Detective" (1964) {The Quick One (#1.18)}, "Father Brown" (1974) {The Quick One (#1.9)} See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gilbert K. Chesterton | Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure. See more »

Trivia:

Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 60-69. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.

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Gemini

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