Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg's The Innocence of Father Brown, by G. K. Chesterton This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. The Innocence of Father Brown. 1. The Blue Cross. 2. The Secret Garden. 3. The Queer Feet. 4. The Flying Stars. 5. The Invisible Man. 6. The Honour of Israel.
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Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. By G. K. Chesterton. A collection of 12 short stories from the Father Brown series; The Blue Cross; The Secret Garden; The Queer. Title, The Innocence of Father Brown. Author, G. K. Chesterton. Illustrator, Sydney Seymour Lucas. Year, Publisher, Cassell and. Free eBook: The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton. Twelve mysteries featuring Father Brown, the short, stumpy Catholic priest with "uncanny insight.
Sorry, I didn't see the "facism" the other reviewer mentioned. The reader were very good also.
Thank you, Brian Roberg. Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 13, Subject: Kind of mixed feelings with this story I kind of liked this story, but the lead character, Father Brown, was annoying.
I actually liked the secondary character, Flambeau, much better. My grouch with the character is different from prior reviewer.
I don't like the fact that Father Brown often lets the bad guys get away. To my mind, he is hiding behind his job. The stories themselves were okay, and I also enjoyed the reader. He is an excellent reader, easy to follow and listen to. Overall, this is an average book. Reviewer: Nullifidian - favoritefavorite - May 23, Subject: The extra star is my concession to a fine reading by Brian Roberg But if I had my choice, I'd give this thing one star at best simply because of Chesterton's writing.
Merely from the text, I was able to infer his fascist sympathies simply by listening to these stories.
In "The Wrong Shape", Chesterton treats us to Father Brown discussing an Asian dagger: "It's very beautiful," said the priest in a low, dreaming voice; "the colours are very beautiful. But it's the wrong shape. It's the wrong shape in the abstract. Don't you ever feel that about Eastern art? Chesterson's classic detective stories.
Father Brown is introduced in the famous story "The Blue Cross," and lovers of mystery will become quickly entrenched in his world. Often labeled the intuitive cousin of Arthur Conan Doyle's deductive Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown priest turned detective who combines philosophical and spiritual reasoning with scientific observation to solve crimes. Chesterton, a Catholic, is literature's king of paradox as well as a social commentator, and his funny and insightful comparisons leave readers reeling.
This volume contains 12 of the 52 Father Brown stories. The tales are short, easy reads with strong plots all connected by the clever detective with an above-average understanding of human nature.
Begin the series here, and enter the world of Father Brown. June 14, , Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. Related topics: Basic information: Hence the great Valentin, when he set out to find Flambeau, was perfectly aware that his adventures would not end when he had found him.
But how was he to find him? There was one thing which Flambeau, with all his dexterity of disguise, could not cover, and that was his singular height. But all along his train there was nobody that could be a disguised Flambeau, any more than a cat could be a disguised giraffe.
About the people on the boat he had already satisfied himself; and the people picked up at Harwich or on the journey limited themselves with certainty to six. There was a short railway official travelling up to the terminus, three fairly short market gardeners picked up two stations afterwards, one very short widow lady going up from a small Essex town, and a very short Roman Catholic priest going up from a small Essex village.
When it came to the last case, Valentin gave it up and almost laughed. The little priest was so much the essence of those Eastern flats; he had a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling; he had eyes as empty as the North Sea; he had several brown paper parcels, which he was quite incapable of collecting. The Eucharistic Congress had doubtless sucked out of their local stagnation many such creatures, blind and helpless, like moles disinterred.
Valentin was a sceptic in the severe style of France, and could have no love for priests. But he could have pity for them, and this one might have provoked pity in anybody. He had a large, shabby umbrella, which constantly fell on the floor.