The Catholic Revival in English Literature,1845-1961: Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh

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This text presents a thorough discussion of the six principal writers of the Catholic revival in English literature - Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene and Waugh. Beginning with Newman's conversion in 1845 and ending with Waugh's completion of the trilogy The Sword of Honour in 1961, it explores how Catholicism shaped the work of these six prominent writers. English literature was overwhelmingly Protestant and that there was no prospect of a Catholic body of literature. Describing this claim as happily lacking in ...

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