The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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A collection of related short stories by British author G. K. Chesterton. Each story is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer trade"). To gain admittance to the Club, one must have a unique queer trade as principal source of income. "Cherub" Swinburne describes his quest for The Club of Queer Trades with his

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A collection of related short stories by British author G. K. Chesterton. Each story is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer trade"). To gain admittance to the Club, one must have a unique queer trade as principal source of income. "Cherub" Swinburne describes his quest for The Club of Queer Trades with his friend Basil Grant, a retired judge, and Rupert Grant, a private detective who is Basil's younger brother. Each of the stories describes their encounter with one of the trades. In the final story, Rupert Grant rescues a lady from her kidnappers but cannot understand why she refuses to be rescued. The answer leads to the unveiling of the mystery of The Club of Queer Trades. First published by Harper & Brothers, London, 1905. *The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown While investigating a case of assault brought by Major Brown, Rupert Grant, the private detective, and his brother Basil stumble upon the Adventure and Romance Agency, Limited, an agency that creates adventures for its clients. *The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation Basil Grant investigates Wimpole, the great raconteur. *The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit "Cherub" Swinburne is asked to investigate the mysterious assault on the Vicar of Chuntsey. *The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent Basil Grant investigates the mystery of Lieutenant Keith, whose house, "The Elms", Buxton Common, cannot be found. *The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd Basil Grant finds out why Professor Chadd insists on dancing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016648774
Publisher:
Tri-Fold Media Group
Publication date:
05/29/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
378 KB

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Club of Queer Trades 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knock!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a reference to Mr. Chesterton in Good Omens (Terry Pratchett-Neil Gaimen) I thought I'd give it a try. If you like mystery combined with a bit of humor, you'll like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to work my way through this. I really wanted to. But like alot of "classic" literature, i couldn't understand it & couldn't get into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories is so interesting & enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago