"Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. That road goes down and down." A rich, old man has been mysteriously stabbed, and no one can figure out how it happened. There is no weapon in sight, no signs. However, there is something strange going on with his dog... This collection of mystery short stories is interesting and constantly surprising. Like Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is extremely smart and observant, although he leans on his intuition far more than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective. Like Sherlock has Watson, Father Brown, too, has a companion: Flambeau. Who also happens to be a master thief. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the most prolific English writers of all time. He wrote poems, plays, essays, newspaper columns, and is especially known for his fictional priest detective Father Brown. His "frenemy", the author of Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, famously called him "a man of colossal genius" and the two of them would often engage in friendly public discussions with people like H.G. Wells and Clarence Darrow. Chesterton died in his home, and his last known words were a greeting to his wife, author Frances Blogg.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-26 - Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
"Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. That road goes down and down." A rich, old man has been mysteriously stabbed, and no one can figure out how it happened. There is no weapon
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation
Father Brown, an ordinary priest whose unremarkable exterior conceals extraordinary crime-solving ability, is celebrated for his solutions to metaphysical mysteries, a genre perfected by his creator, G. K. Chesterton. More than lighthearted comedies built around puzzling crimes, these superbly written tales contain deeply perceptive philosophical reflections. The Innocence of Father
Authors: G. K. Chesterton, S. M. Sheley, Summit Classic Press
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-21 - Publisher: CreateSpace
This premium quality large print 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, printed on heavy, bright white 60# paper in a large 7.44"x9.69" format, with page headers and a fully laminated full-color cover featuring
Chesterton portrays Father Brown as a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. "How in Tartarus," cried Flambeau, "did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?" -- "Oh, one's little flock, you know!" said Father Brown, arching his
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-12 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Technical University of Braunschweig, course: The Detective Story Inside and Outside the Classroom, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Gilbert Keith Chesterton started writing when he was still very young.