Father Brown: Complete Stories

Father Brown: Complete Stories

by G. K. Chesterton


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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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ISBN-13: 9781853260032
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: Father Brown Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 800
Sales rank: 332,222
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.80(d)

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Father Brown: A Selection 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The table of contents is incomplete. "The Scandal of Father Brown" is a single entry, with no chapter headings or story names listed in the table of contents. The same for "The Incredulity of FB" and "The Secret of FB". Just in these three books there also seems to be hard-returns after every line. If you try to change the font size, the sentences still cut off in the same place. Only the very smallest font size ends up with the "right" formatting, otherwise you get a full line of text followed by a 1/2 line, then a full line, then a 1/2 line. The rest of the books in the collection seem to work fine, but I haven't tested them all. I highly recommend the Father Brown mysteries, but this collection needs work.
reading_fox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Catholic priest Father Brown investigates various crimes in 1900's England. As a preist, through confession, he is familiar with all the ways a human can attempt to elude justice and he always manages to fund the criminal's weak point. Some stories can be very rambling with long "atmospheric" passages and a lot of references to saving of souls.
ds_61_12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Father Brown solves several crimes, ranging from murder to theft.Nice stories by a great name in literature.
bookswamp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An perfect bedside companion; the stories being short and rather amusing then unsettling one can put the book down when reaching drowsiness to sleep without losing the plot!
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