Seaber, Luke Books
Dr. Seaber is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Pisa. He received his Ph.D in English from the University of Turin.2012 0-7734-2580-2
Luke Seaber is the first author to study the influence of G.K. Chesterton on George Orwell. The book analyzes how Chesteron influenced Orwell’s novels and how Orwell misrepresented Chesterton because he was embarrassed by this fact. Seaber takes the Orwell-Chesterton relationship one step further by looking at the similarities found within each author’s use political language, war-time propaganda, and the symbolism of Dickens. However, Seaber concludes by taking a different direction. Rather than solely illustrating their similarities, Seaber juxtaposes Orwell and Chesterton’s literary technique to show where both men differed in their world view. Original and thorough, this book will appeal to hose interested in Orwell and Chesterton alike.