Father Brown Stories

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Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton's kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown stories, showing a quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.

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Critic, author, and debunker extraordinaire, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) delighted in probing the ambiguities of Christian theology. A number of his most successful attempts at combining first-rate fiction with acute social observation appear in this original selection from his best detective stories featuring the priest-sleuth Father Brown.A Chestertonian version of Sherlock Holmes, this little cleric from Essex — with "a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling" and "eyes as empty as the North Sea" — appears in six suspenseful, well-plotted tales: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," "The Man in the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," and "The Salad of Colonel Cray.

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G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown may seem a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest, but appearances deceive. With keen observation and an unerring sense of man’s frailties–gained during his years listening to confessions–Father Brown succeeds in bringing even the most elusive criminals to justice. This definitive collection of fifteen stories, selected by the American Chesterton Society, includes such classics as “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” and “The Paradise of Thieves.

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With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of

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Critic, author, and debunker extraordinaire, G.K. Chesterton (1874 1936) delighted in probing the ambiguities of Christian theology. A number of his most successful attempts at combining first-rate fiction with acute social observation appear in this

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This unique collection of Father Brown mysteries links tales by G.K. Chesterton with the Ten Commandments. The connection is often surprising, however, for the criminal is not necessarily the worst sinner in the story, nor is his crime necessarily the worst offense.When Chesterton created the character of Father Brown, he brought a new dimension to mystery stories--the distinction between crime and sin.

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Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G.K. Chesterton, who stars in 51 detective short stories (and two framing vignettes), most of which were later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Conno

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Though not written for a scholarly audience, his biographies of authors and historical figures like Charles Dickens and St. Francis of Assisi often contain brilliant insights into their subjects. His Father Brown mystery stories, written between 1911 and

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Mystery stories set in early 20th Century London, featuring Father Brown, a Roman Catholic priest with deep insight into criminals and crime - the Lt. Columbo of his day. " Father Brown] is one of the greatest of all great detective figures. His f

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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Complete Father Brown Mysteries by G. K. Chesterton Father Brown, one of the most intelligent and attractive characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.

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Sherlock Holmes examines the violent murder of a colonel, apparently by his wife. In eighteenth-century Italy, a nobleman plots deadly revenge against his former friend. Father Brown investigates the case of a man brutally beheaded in a garden. A policema

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived at the turn of the 20th century. His works explored a number of subjects such as philosophy, poetry, journalism, lectures, criticism, and theatrical plays. However, his best-known stories feature th

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Father Brown, a Catholic priest who doubles as a sleuth, is the main character in 52 short stories written by G.K. Chesterton. Father Brown uses exacting logical deduction without reducing the world around him to a mere mechanistic fabrication. This volu

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Mystery stories set in pre-WWI London, featuring Father Brown, a Roman Catholic priest with deep insight into criminals and crime - the Lt. Columbo of his day. " Father Brown] is one of the greatest of all great detective figures. His field of kno

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Sequel to the popular Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton. Includes adaptations for young readers of four of Chesterton's Father Brown murder mysteries: The Inivisible Man, The Mirror of the Magistrate, The Eye of Apollo, and The Perishing Pendragons. In these stories, the notorious criminal Flambeau has reformed and is now a great detective.

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In 1911, G.K. Chesterton published this first collection of twelve short stories featuring Father Brown, a priest-turned-detective who combines philosophical and spiritual reasoning with scientific observation to solve crimes. In doing so, Chesterton laid the foundation for future fictional detectives, such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Ellery Queen, and Nero Wolfe.

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This wonderful creation by GK Chesterton is a familiar favorite to many as a TV series in the 70s with Kenneth More. Chesterton's other works include The Man Who Knew Too Much. These four stories test Father Brown in many ways creating headaches a plenty. However Father Brown is nothing if not redoubtable and whilst Chesterton's stories are, in his own words, "very slight and improbable" his method is all his own.

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A murderer who materialises in a field of snow, leaving no footprints. Blackmail on Christmas Eve. A missing jewel discovered in a very festive hiding place. A body slumped in a chair on Christmas morning, still listening to carols. The midnight theft of a gift intended for a saint. Crime doesn;t take a holiday, so these - and many more - are the puzzles that make up Murder under the Christmas Tree, a collection of festive mysteries featuring fictional sleuths from Miss Marple to Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael to Father Brown.

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New. No Jacket New paperback book copy of The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton. Martin Gardner, editor. Dover (1998) unabridged, slightly revised republication of the work published by Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1988. With introduction and notes by Martin Gardner. From the back cover: The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) was the first collection of stories featuring the ecclesiastical sleuth and is widely considered the best.

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The Complete Father Brown Mysteries includes 24 stories featuring G.K. Chesterton's eponymous Roman Catholic sleuth. These mysteries are the original source material for the current hit BBC TV show "Father Brown" starring Mark Williams. Chesterto

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Four "Father Brown" short story mysteries by G.K. Chesterton adapted for young readers by Nancy Carpentier Brown and illustrated by Ted Schluenderfritz, featuring: A sapphire cross rescued. "The Blue Cross" A set of silverware recovered. . "The

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Elizabeth Brown disturbs history when she starts to look for something special for her Father's birthday. A unique store in which the gifts on sale have their own stories to tell leads her into a local workhouse and a stately home. What Elizabeth sees and

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Famous in our own time as the author of the 'Father Brown' detective stories, Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a highly respected Victorian author, and on his frequent lecture tours met with many 'progressive' and 'free-thinking' philosophies, such as those e

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Sequel to the popular Father Brown Reader, this book features four of the "Father Brown mysteries" written by G.K.Chesterton adapted for young readers. These mysteries involve murders and the consider the concept of "sight." Are things as they appear? The

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Father Brown is featured in a series of short stories where he solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. The character was loosely based by Chesterton on Father John O'Connor (1870 1952), a parish priest in Br

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This premium quality edition contains the complete and unabridged original classic version of "The Innocence of Father Brown," including twelve stories featuring G.K Chesterton's mystery-solving priest, and "The Wisdom of Father Brown," including another

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British author Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote successfully in many genres but is perhaps best known for his mysteries, thanks to the perennial popularity of his immortal Father Brown stories. British Mystery Multipack Vol. 12 - The G.K. Chesterton Collec

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G.K. Chesterton is remembered as a brilliant creator of nonsense and satirical verse, author of the Father Brown stories and the innovative novel, The Man who was Thursday, and yet today he is not counted among the major English novelists and poets. However, this major new biography argues that Chesterton should be seen as the successor of the great Victorian prose writers, Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin, and above all Newman.

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G.K. Chesterton is remembered as a brilliant creator of nonsense and satirical verse, author of the Father Brown stories and the innovative novel, The Man who was Thursday, and yet today he is not counted among the major English novelists and poets. However, this major new biography argues that Chesterton should be seen as the successor of the great Victorian prose writers, Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin, and above all Newman.

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