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The Innocence of Father Brown

G. K. Chesterton

Book Overview: 

The Innocence of Father Brown is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown’s ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the “experts” around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest’s unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their own prejudices about Christianity. Combining captivating stories and insightful commentary, The Innocence of Father Brown is a delightful read.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Father Brown, I fear you will never hear the story at all unless you hear it from me.

The Vernon Hotel at which The Twelve True Fishermen held their annual dinners was an institution such as can only exist in an oligarchical society which has almost gone mad on good manners. It was that topsy-turvy product—an "exclusive" commercial enterprise. That is, it was a thing which paid not by attracting people, but actually by turning people away. In the heart of a plutocracy tradesmen become cunning enough to be more fastidious than their customers. They positively create difficulties so that their wealthy and weary clients may spend money and diplomacy in overcoming them. If there were a fashionable hotel in London which no man could enter who was under six foot, society would meekly make up parties of six-foot men to dine in it. If there were an expensive restaurant which by a mere caprice of its proprietor was only open on Thursday afternoon, it would be crow. . . Read More

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El Padre Brown es un cura católico con grandes dotes de observación y con mucho conocimiento de la conducta humana. Combina estos dones para ir resolviendo misterios, asesinatos, dudas históricas y otro tipo de situaciones.
Es una inteligencia al nivel de Sherlock Holmes, pero sin usar tantos datos c

The Innocence of Father Brown (Father Brown #1), G.K. Chesterton
Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who is featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist G. K. Chesterton. Father Brown solves mysteries and crimes using his

If you haven't come across the Father Brown stories (I'm surprised how few reviews there are), then they are worth reading. G.K. Chesterton is much more entertaining than your average Christian apologist, and if only the basic assumption of these books actually were true then I would feel a lot more

My dad is currently watching the BBC series of Father Brown and after jokingly telling him how terrible the show seemed (which it really didn't at all) I decided to pick up Chesterton's first Father Brown collection to see how the stories compare to the show and because I love to sink my teeth into

Το πρώτο ίσως βιβλίο του G. K. Chesterton που δεν μου ταίριαξε. Όσο ευφυείς κι αν είναι στη σύλληψή τους οι μικρές ιστορίες που σκάρωσε προκειμένου να επιβεβαιωθούν οι ικανότητες του πατέρα Μπράουν στη διαλεύκανση κάθε λογής εγκλημάτων, στο τέλος της μέρας ένιωθες να διαβάζεις το ίδιο ακριβώς πράγμα

ইংরেজী সাহিত্য পৃথিবীকে অসামান্য কিছু গোয়েন্দা চরিত্র উপহার দিয়েছে। সেই ১৭৫ বছর আগে এডগার অ্যালান পো’র হাত ধরে এলো প্রথম আধুনিক গোয়েন্দা চরিত্র সি অগাস্তে দুপ্যাঁ (দি মার্ডারস ইন দ্যা রু মর্গ), যিনি যুক্তিবিদ্যার প্রয়োগে একের পর এক সূত্র সাজিয়ে রীতিমতো বৈজ্ঞানিক উপায়ে রহস্যের সমাধান করেন। এরও

Chesterton was a contemporary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; and though he created his principal fictional sleuth, Father Brown, after Doyle had written the bulk of the Holmes canon, he can also claim a formative role (though not nearly so important as Doyle's) in the shaping of the genre. Father Brown

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