G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the twentieth century. His prolific and diverse works included journalism, philosophy, poetry, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. He is well known for his reasoned apologetics, including Orthodoxy.
G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inimitable style. (Summary by Karen Merline)