Books and Resources about Chesterton
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Index and Bibliography
- Sprug, Joseph W. An Index to G.K. Chesterton. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1966.
- Sullivan, John. G.K. Chesterton: A Bibliography. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1974. (Originally published: 1958)
- Sullivan, John. Chesterton Continued: A Bibliographical Supplement. New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1969.
Books about Chesterton
- Ahlquist, Dale. Common Sense 101 : Lessons from G.K. Chesterton. San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2006.
- British Library. The British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts, the G.K. Chesterton Papers. London : British Library, 2001.
- Clark, Stephen R. L. G.K. Chesterton : Thinking Backward, Looking Forward. Philadelphia, PA : Templeton Foundation Press, 2006.
- Coates, John. G.K. Chesterton as Controversialist, Essayist, Novelist, and Critic. Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, 2002.
- Conlon, D.J. G.K. Chesterton: a Half Century of Views. New York: Oxford UP, 1987.
- Coren, Michael. Gilbert, the Man Who Was G.K. Chesterton. New York: Paragon, 1990.
- Dale, Alzina Stone. The Outline of Sanity: a Biography of G.K. Chesterton. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.
- Fagerberg, David W. The Size of Chesterton’s Catholicism. Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1998.
- Ffinch, Michael. G. K. Chesterton. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.
- Kenner, Hugh. Paradox in Chesterton. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1947.
- Knight, Mark. Chesterton and Evil. New York : Fordham University Press, 2004.
- Lauer, Quentin. G. K. Chesterton: Philosopher Without Portfolio. New York: Fordham UP, 1991.
- Oddie, William. Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy : the Making of GKC, 1874-1908. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
From the Abbey Library website commentary about this book:
William Oddie draws extensively on Chesterton’s unpublished letters and notebooks, his journalism, and his early classic writings, to reveal the writer’s spiritual development, from his early childhood in the 1870s to his intellectual maturity in the first decade of the twentieth century..
- Pearce, Joseph. Wisdom and Innocence : a Life of G.K. Chesterton. San Francisco, Calif. : Ignatius Press, 2004.
- Peters, Thomas C. The Christian Imagination : G.K. Chesterton on the Arts. San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2000.
- Schall, James V. Schall on Chesterton : Timely Essays on Timeless Paradoxes. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2000.
- Ward, Maisie. Gilbert Keith Chesterton. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1943.
- Wills, Garry. Chesterton, Man and Mask. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1961.
Selected Articles about Chesterton
- Blackstock, Alan. "Redeeming the fallen giants : Chesterton on Newman, Carlyle, and Ruskin." Religion & Literature :36(2): 25-49.
- Boyd, Ian. "Finding a Safe Place." Canadian Catholic Review 12: 9-10 (Feb. 1994)
- Body, Ian. "No Limits for GKC." Tablet 249: 1252-1254 (Sept 30 1995)
- Elkink, Deb. "Genius with a Message." Christian History 21(3):23
- Elshtain, Jean Bethke. "G.K. Chesterton, a Curmudgeon for our Time." New Oxford Review 61: 16-17 (Mar 1994)
- Hitchcock, James. "Apologists -- With Angst and Without." Crisis 14: 34-38 (March 1996)
- Isley, William L. "Knowledge and Mystery in Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday." Christianity and Literature 42: 279-294 (Winter 1993)
- Myers, Rawley. "The Great GKC." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 95: 70-72 (Aug-Sept 1995)
- Zaleski, Carol "Generation GK." Christian Century 118(21): 30
The library receives The Chesterton Review.
Web-Based and Internet Resources
There is a home page for the American Chesterton Society, whose mission is to "extend the influence of G.K. Chesterton by promoting an interest in his writings, primarily among a new generation of readers unfamiliar with the man and his work."
A collection of digital / etext / html versions of Chesterton's works.
Lists numerous links to sites which deal with Chesterton, from a variety of perspectives.
A bibliography of Chesterton's works, and reprints, through 1989, with some secondary source materials listed, also.
A site dedicated to G.K. Chesterton, his friends, and the writers he influenced: Bellow, Baring, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dawson, Barfield, Knox, Muggeridge, and others.