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ISBN: 0554245035
Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioLife; Large type / large print edition edition (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 216
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
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Chesterton Gilbert Keith. ONE - The Absence of Mr Glass. A man warmly concerned with any large theories has always a relish for applying them to any triviality

Chesterton Gilbert Keith. The little clergyman called Brown thanked him with unquestionable warmth, but still with a queer kind of simplicity. A man warmly concerned with any large theories has always a relish for applying them to any triviality. The great specialist having condescended to the priest's simplicity, condescended expansively.

It was so much too large for him that it almost slipped down on to his shoulders. Mr Glass’s hat, said the doctor, returning with it and peering into the inside with a pocket lens

Why, what has happened, Maggie? he said. It was so much too large for him that it almost slipped down on to his shoulders. Mr Glass’s hat, said the doctor, returning with it and peering into the inside with a pocket lens. How to explain the absence of Mr Glass and the presence of Mr Glass’s hat?

The judge was looking at Father Brown with level and piercing eyes (see page 105). THE WISDOM OFFATHER BROWN. with a colour frontispiece bySydney Seymour Lucas.

The judge was looking at Father Brown with level and piercing eyes (see page 105). CASSELL AND COMPANY, LTD. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne 1914.

Trying to preach tolerance in this context makes Chesterton seem smug, self-satisfied and completely unaware of how much stronger the stereotypes are than the platitudes

Trying to preach tolerance in this context makes Chesterton seem smug, self-satisfied and completely unaware of how much stronger the stereotypes are than the platitudes. I enjoy the way Chesterton writes, but I'm not totally sold on the character of Brown (I got tired of the repeated descriptions of how "child-like" he is). Still if anything keeps me from finishing the rest of Chesterton (I have several more ebooks) it will be the bad impressions of this one story.

Report an error in the book. 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 is a rich confusion of social self-congratulation and bodily disarray

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. Chesterton calendar: a quotation from the works of G. Chesterton for every day in the ye.

Chesterton Gilbert Keith

Chesterton Gilbert Keith. Between the silver ribbon of morning and the green glittering ribbon of sea, the boat touched Harwich and let loose a swarm of folk like flies, among whom the man we must follow was by no means conspicuous-nor wished to be.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. The Wisdom of Father Brown. 9, 10. The Ballad of the White Horse. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biog. raphy, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton's writing has been seen by some analysts as combining two earlier strands in English literature. Dickens' approach is one of these.

Father Brown had his back to him, and in that flash might have fallen dead on his face. Flambeau had no weapon, but his large brown hands were resting on the end of the long iron seat

Father Brown had his back to him, and in that flash might have fallen dead on his face. Flambeau had no weapon, but his large brown hands were resting on the end of the long iron seat. His shoulders abruptly altered their shape, and he heaved the whole huge thing high over his head, like a headsman's axe about to fall.

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Barit
Father Brown, a rustic, English, Catholic priest, is hardly a heroic looking character, but his sharpness of mind and ability to get at the truth make him one of the most adept of fiction’s amateur sleuths. In a series of short stories first published in 1914, Father Brown’s creator, G. K. Chesterton pioneered the cozy mystery genre, mysteries where the protagonist is an often bumbling, well-meaning civilian who out-flanks the police in solving crimes.
In The Wisdom of Father Brown the reader is treated to Chesterton’s poetic use of language as was the mode in that era, and we meet Father Brown as he works his mental legerdemain to unmask a series of intriguing mysteries.
If you’ve ever watched any of the BBC’s ‘Father Brown’ shows, you’ll immediately recognize the cherubic priest with the rapier-sharp mind and often bumbling manner of stumbling upon the truth.
This is an entertaining trip back in time to a period when mysteries didn’t need four-letter words, gun battles, and car chases to be enjoyed. The language of the period will seem archaic and stiff to many modern readers, but the author was there, so one must assume that this is the way people actually talked.
Xmatarryto
Most book detectives are either professional, or they don't have jobs and do detective work in their spare time. G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown is a little different -- a kindly, sweet little priest.

In Chesterton's second Father Brown book, "The Wisdom of Father Brown," we get a series of bizarre, sometimes dangerous mysteries that Father Brown must puzzle out. Some of the crimes are simple once Brown explains them, but others are devious, chilling things that are wrapped in Chesterton's poetic prose.

We're introduced to Father Brown when he comes into a famous criminologist's waiting room, and tells the man, "You see, her mother won't let her get engaged." The criminologist reluctantly assists the little priest in investigating a bizarre crime, involving a hat, a tied-up man, and a mysterious person called "Mr. Glass." The answer is a lot simpler than the criminologist believes.

In the stories that follow, the priest investigates many other mysteries: a sinister voodoo cult, a nobleman with a deformed ear, a gang of Italian thieves, a lie-detector with one major problem (the operator), a girl who is blackmailed for a crime nobody knows she committed, a burning tower, a murder that may be suicide, and a man who is under a horrible death curse.

G.K. Chesterton liked to write mysteries that were a lot simpler than they appeared to be, or else had some sort of bizarre twist at the end. Both kinds of mysteries show up in this collection of short stories, but only occasionally can readers guess what is going on, until Father Brown spells it out with some little detail of human nature.

And Father Brown is a likable little guy, who looks like an "innocent goblin" and doesn't have to overwork himself to solve mysteries. It's his shrewd brain and rather childlike straightforwardness that carries him through, as well as his uncanny knowledge of human nature ("The reliable machine always has to be worked by an unreliable machine.... I mean Man").

If there's a flaw, it's the rather dated racial descriptions, although those were typical of the time. Chesterton's writing is absolutely exquisite, like poetry rendered down into prose ("Over the black pine-wood came flying and flashing in the moon, a naked sword"), especially in the story where Father Brown and his pal take a cruise through the older areas of England.

"The Wisdom of Father Brown" is a lot like the kindly priest who does the detective -- brilliant, unassuming, and very intriguing. Definitely a must for mystery buffs.
Flamehammer
The Wisdom of Father Brown was written by G.K.Chesterton, a well known author of the 19th and 20th century. This is a collection of 12 totally seperate stories that are independent of each other but have one common thread. The constant is a quite small figure of a man named Father Brown, an English priest who just happens to be were the action is. He just shows up and gathers clues, primarily by noticing even the most obscure details and putting the case to bed. Actually, one of the best things about these stories is the clues are often disclosed in the story telling and the reader often can figure "who done it" before the ending. It is very much like the other Father Brown collection available from Kindle, namely "The Innocence of Father Brown", which also is a collection of independent stories by Chesterton. The stories are interesting, but short and can be read most easily one or two at a time and resumed again later. I would suggest that if you read the other Father Brown mysteries, you would equally enjoy this selection.

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