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Book Title: The Complete Father Brown Stories|
The author of the book: G.K. Chesterton
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From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest runs to earth bandits, traitors, killers. Why is he so successful?
The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it.
It includes all the short stories except “The Mask of Midas”.
Contents: Introduction / David Stuart Davies — The blue cross — The secret garden — The queer feet — The Flying Stars — The invisible man — The honour of Israel Gow — The wrong shape — The sins of Prince Saradine — The hammer of God — The eye of Apollo — The sign of the broken sword — The three tools of death — The absence of Mr Glass — The paradise of thieves — The duel of Dr Hirsch — The man in the passage — The mistake of the machine — The head of Caesar — The purple wig — The perishing of the Pendragons — The god of the gongs — The salad of Colonel Cray — The strange crime of John Bulnois — The fairy tale of Father Brown — The resurrection of Father Brown — The arrow of heaven — The oracle of the dog — The miracle of Moon Crescent — The curse of the golden cross — The dagger with wings — The doom of the Darnaways — The ghost of Gideon Wise — The secret of Father Brown — The mirror of the magistrate — The man with two beards — The song of the flying fish — The actor and the alibi — The vanishing of Vaudrey — The worst crime in the world — The Red Moon of Meru — The chief mourner of Marne — The secret of Flambeau — The scandal of Father Brown — The quick one — The blast of the book — The green man — The pursuit of Mr Blue — The crime of the Communist — The point of a pin — The insoluble problem — The vampire of the village — The Donnington affair, part I / Sir Max Pemberton — The Donnington affair, part II
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Read information about the authorGilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.’s Weekly.
Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.
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