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The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the "Father Brown" stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: "The Donnington Affair", in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and "The Mask of Midas", which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death.

Author description

G.K. Chesteron was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best-known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much(1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. Michael D. Hurley is a Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Robinson College, Cambridge. He has written widely on English literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on poetry and poetics. His book on G. K. Chesterton was published in 2011.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141193854
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : January 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 864
  • : 823.912
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : G. K. Chesterton