The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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The Wisdom Of Father Brown from the Author: G. K. Chesterton. THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well-lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one endless outer wall of blue-green marble. In such a place the sea had something of the monotony of a blue-green dado: for the chambers themselves were ruled throughout by a terrible tidiness not unlike the terrible tidiness of the sea. It must not be supposed that Dr Hood's apartments excluded luxury, or even poetry. These things were there, in their place; but one felt that they were never allowed out of their place. Luxury was there: there stood upon a special table eight or ten boxes of the best cigars; but they were built upon a plan so that the strongest were always nearest the wall and the mildest nearest the window. A tantalus containing three kinds of spirit, all of a liqueur excellence, stood always on this table of luxury; but the fanciful have asserted that the whisky, brandy, and rum seemed always to stand at the same level. Poetry was there: the left-hand corner of the room was lined with as complete a set of English classics as the right hand could show of English and foreign physiologists. But if one took a volume of Chaucer or Shelley from that rank, its absence irritated the mind like a gap in a man's front teeth. One could not say the books were never read; probably they were, but there was a sense of their being chained to their places, like the Bibles in the old churches. Dr Hood treated his private book-shelf as if it were a public library. And if this strict scientific intangibility steeped even the shelves laden with lyrics and ballads and the tables laden with drink and tobacco, it goes without saying that yet more of such heathen holiness protected the other shelves that held the specialist's library, and the other tables that sustained the frail and even fairylike instruments of chemistry or mechanics....

G K Chesterton S The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Author: Jessica Schulze
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G K Chesterton S The Wisdom Of Father Brown from the Author: Jessica Schulze. Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Technical University of Braunschweig, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Gilbert Keith Chesterton started writing when he was a schoolboy and today his work is well-known all over the world. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. But he also wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 books, hundreds of poems, five plays, five novels and more than two hundred short stories, including a popular series on “Father Brown” which I think is one of his greatest works. These stories on “Father Brown” have been written between 1911 and 1935 and are summarized in five books called “The Innocence of Father Brown”, “The Wisdom of Father Brown”, “The Incredulity of Father Brown”, “The Secret of Father Brown” and “The Scandal of Father Brown”. All the books “constitute a fascinating summary of Chesterton practising what he preached” 1 . In my work I will concentrate on the second Father Brown book called “The Wisdom of Father Brown”. It was published in 1914 and contains twelve stories on the priestdetective Father Brown. First I will give short summaries of the four stories I chose from the book and afterwards I will focus on the main character Father Brown, his attitudes and his development. To do this I will mainly give attention to the four stories I selected but also prove some of my statements by referring to one of the other stories. I will also compare Chesterton’s views with the attitudes of his figure Father Brown.

Father Brown Mysteries The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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Father Brown Mysteries The Wisdom Of Father Brown from the Author: G. K. Chesterton. This premium quality edition contains the complete and unabridged original classic version of The Wisdom of Father Brown, including twelve stories featuring G.K Chesterton's mystery-solving priest, printed on heavyweight 60#, bright white paper in a large 6"x9" format, with page headers and a fully laminated full-color cover featuring an original design. Mystery fans unfamiliar with Father Brown may find Chesterton's stories a bit different. Many of the stories don't quite fit either the standard ("Whodunit?") or inverted ("Howcatchem?") styles common to the mystery genre, and Father Brown is frequently less concerned with the apprehension of the wrongdoer than with getting him to understand, and admit, the error of his ways. With his powers of observation and attention to details, and a knowledge of crime and criminals derived in no small part from his years as a priest hearing confessions, Father Brown frequently finds the solution through a strictly rational reasoning process more concerned with psychological, spiritual and philosophic truths than with scientific investigation. This particular volume contains twelve of Chesterton's original Father Brown adventures, published as individual short stories and first collected and published in book form under the title The Wisdom of Father Brown in 1914. G.K. Chesterton... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary critic, and biographer, best known today for his Father Brown mystery stories and such social commentary as "Heretics," "Orthodoxy," and "The Everlasting Man."

The Innocence Of Father Brown And The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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The Innocence Of Father Brown And The Wisdom Of Father Brown from the Author: G. K. Chesterton. G.K. Chesterton, also commonly referred to as the prince of paradox, was a legendary British writer in the early twentieth century. Chesterton was a very prolific author and his writing is distinguished due to its sharp wit. Chesterton's books cover a wide arrange of topics but his most famous works centered around religious topics and the short stories on the priest-detective Father Brown. The Innocence of Father Brown is a collection of 12 short stories. The book, which was published in 1911, is the first short story collection featuring Father Brown. The Wisdom of Father Brown, which also consists of twelve short stories, is the second collection featuring Father Brown.

Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Father Brown Stories from the Author: G. K. Chesterton. Immortalized in these famous stories, G. K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work. This edition includes seven tales from a number of G. K. Chesterton's 'Father Brown' books.

The Complete Father Brown The Innocence Of Father Brown The Wisdom Of Father Brown The Incredulity Of Father Brown The Secret Of Father Brown Th

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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The Complete Father Brown The Innocence Of Father Brown The Wisdom Of Father Brown The Incredulity Of Father Brown The Secret Of Father Brown Th from the Author: G. K. Chesterton. Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who appears in 50 short stories, which are compiled into five books and are available here in one omnibus volume. G.K. Chesterton is an extraordinary writer - able to craft vivid locations, mysterious stories, complex situations and tense atmospheres all in the space of a few pages. These books are a joy to the reader who enjoys mystery - sophisticated tales that make you think. The contents of this omnibus are: The Innocence of Father Brown, The Wisdom of Father Brown, The Incredulity of Father Brown, The Secret of Father Brown, The Scandal of Father Brown.

The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635242131
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The Wisdom Of Father Brown from the Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton. 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. The stories included are "The Paradise of Thieves," "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch," "The Man in the Passage," "The Mistakes of the Machine," "The Head of the Caesar," "The Purple Wig," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," "The God of the Gongs," "The Salad of the Colonel Cray," "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois" and "The Fairy Tale of Father Brown."

The Wisdom Of Father Brown

Author: G. K. G. K. Chesterton
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The Wisdom Of Father Brown from the Author: G. K. G. K. Chesterton. How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Wisdom Of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton Father Brown is a fictional character, an amateur sleuth created in the early 1900s by English novelist G. K. Chesterton. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870-1952), a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922.Father Brown is a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London", with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. He makes his first appearance in the story "The Blue Cross" and continues through the five volumes of short stories, often assisted by the reformed criminal M. Hercule Flambeau. Father Brown also appears in a story "The Donnington Affair" that has a curious history. In the October 1914 issue of the obscure magazine The Premier, Sir Max Pemberton published the first part of the story, inviting a number of detective story writers, including Chesterton, to use their talents to solve the mystery of the murder described. Chesterton and Father Brown's solution followed in the November issue. The story was first reprinted in the Chesterton Review (Winter), 1981, pp. 1-35 and in the book Thirteen Detectives.