Favorite Father Brown Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)
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Critic, author, and debunker extraordinaire, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) delighted in probing the ambiguities of Christian theology. A number of his most successful attempts at combining first-rate fiction with acute social observation appear in this original selection from his best detective stories featuring the priest-sleuth Father Brown.
A Chestertonian version of Sherlock Holmes, this little cleric from Essex -- with a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling and eyes as empty as the North Sea -- appears in six suspenseful, well-plotted tales: The Blue Cross, The Sins of Prince Saradine, The Sign of the Broken Sword, The Man in the Passage, The Perishing of the Pendragons, and The Salad of Colonel Cray.
An essential item in any mystery collection, these delightful works offer a particular treat for lovers of vintage detective stories and will engage any reader.
About the Author
Widely known as the Prince of Paradox, G. K. Chesterton was one of the most influential English writers and thinkers of the 20th century. Chesterton's prodigious talents embraced a wide range of subjects, from philosophy and religion to detective fiction and fantasy. And while his writings are light and whimsical, they are filled with direct and honest truths.