GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON was born in London in 1874. He was educated at St. Paul's, then he chose to study art at the Slade School, to become and illustrator; he also took literature classes at University College London. Novelist, essayist, biographer, poet, playwright, historian, journalist, Christian apologist, literary and social critic: he produced thousands of essays, hundreds of poems and short stories, around eighty books and several plays. "The Man Who Was Thursday", his most famous novel, was published in 1908 and his autobiography appeared in 1936, the year of his death. Other famous book: A clerical detective "Father Brown Stories".