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This 1905 collection of short stories is a splendid example of Chesterton's wicked style and devastating intellect. Revolving around the members of a London club who must invent their own wacky professions-and make a living from them-these tales send up the British class system, the state of London in the Victoria era, the ironies of the law, and more. Complete with the author's original illustrations, the stories include:
. "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown"
. "The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation"
. "The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit"
. "The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent"
. "The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd"
. "The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady"
Prolific author of essays, verse, literary and social criticism, novels and short stories, Chesterton's exuberant personality shows through in this loosely knit collection of short stories written in 1905.
Posted November 1, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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