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THE COMPLETE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES COLLECTION [Annotated] (Complete Works of G.K. Chesterton Book 1) by [Chesterton, Gilbert Keith]
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The official tie-in edition to the BBC drama series Father Brown, starring Mark Williams

About the Author

G.K. Chesteron was born in 1874, and educated at St Paul’s School, where, despite his efforts to achieve honourable oblivion at the bottom of his class, he was singled out as a boy with distinct literary promise. He decided to follow art as a career, and studied at the Slade School, where, while ‘attending or not attending to his studies’, he met Ernest Hodder-Williams, who encouraged Chesterton in his writing. At his request he reviewed a number of books for the Bookman and found himself launched on a profession he was to follow all his life. Probably his most famous stories are those of ‘Father Brown’, but he wrote much about every conceivable subject under or beyond the sun. The best accounts of his life are to be found in his own Autobiography, published soon after his death in 1936, and in Miss Maisie Ward’s Life of him. Many of his books have been published by Penguin.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2289 KB
  • Print Length: 802 pages
  • Publisher: The Complete Works Collection (26 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZQMWQ
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 417 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,693 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Farefax TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 Dec. 2014
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REVIEW OF THE WORDSWORTH CLASSICS PAPERBACK EDITION

This complete collection contains all of the Father Brown stories, published between 1910 and 1935. So you will find here - 'The Innocence Of Father Brown' (12 stories), 'The Wisdom Of Father Brown' (12 stories), 'The Incredulity Of Father Brown' (8 stories), 'The Secret Of Father Brown' (10 stories), and 'The Scandal Of Father Brown' (9 stories). Also included are 'The Donnington Affair' (a literary challenge, issued by Sir Max Pemberton in 1914) and 'Father Brown Solves The Donnington Affair' (Chesterton's solution to that challenge.)

For those who may be unacquainted with the oeuvre, the character of Father Brown is a whimsical and quintessentially English creation - a 'detective' quite unlike any other in the history of fiction. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the character and the stories in which he partakes are something of an acquired taste - as indeed are the majority of Chesterton's creations of fiction. I believe the word I'm looking for is 'unique'; certainly, the concocting of this particular detective and the depiction of his numerous investigations are both strikingly different to the approach taken by Conan-Doyle through his realisation of Sherlock Holmes. Father Brown you see is refreshingly human, not superhuman, and these stories are not so much 'whodunnits' as 'whydunnits', with the greatest conundrum of all being often the simple redemption of the various criminal 'sinners'. At the risk of accusations of plagiarism, I will explain myself by quoting from the book's introduction by David Stuart Davies:

'In the Father Brown tales Chesterton was breaking all the accepted rules of detective fiction.
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I wanted this book in January but found it difficult to obtain (even from BBC though a BBC book). I finally found it on Amazon (one seller) and paid a total of £20 (Inc postage). When it arrived I was somewhat horrified to find the reccommended price on the book is £8.99. I notice that there are now a few sellers offering it and the price has come down but it is still over the £8.99 price Odd!
The book itself I have no problem with. Its 790 pages provide a very good read.
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Good short stories a little different from the TV series and very well written - I am enjoying the read
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I love the stories they are excellently written by an excellent author. The television series don't do the stories justice.
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Excellent Service
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GKC no need to further comment tongue in cheek cleric and crime!!
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Love these books, always a good read.
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Enjoyed the Father Brown series on TV so thought I'd try the books, I must admit I did enjoy them but they were rather dated and some terms were used which would be offensive nowadays.
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