Father Brown, Lost and Found

Father Brown, Lost and Found

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by G. K. CHESTERTON
     
 
You are in for a rare treat.

The three stories in this book, while part of the scholarly “Father Brown” canon, were never published in any of the five anthologies which comprise the stories normally available to the general public. The first two stories, together titled “The Donnington Affair,” include a challenge by the publisher

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You are in for a rare treat.

The three stories in this book, while part of the scholarly “Father Brown” canon, were never published in any of the five anthologies which comprise the stories normally available to the general public. The first two stories, together titled “The Donnington Affair,” include a challenge by the publisher of the obscure “Premier” magazine, Sir Max Pemberton, and G.K. Chesterton's delightful response, a pair of tales in the very best Father Brown tradition. The third story, “The Mask of Midas,” is widely believed to have been Chesterton's very last Father Brown story, written near the end of Chesterton's life and never included in any contemporary anthology.

While the five books of Father Brown tales available elsewhere are undeniable works of genius, what follows is a setting of gems which to many existed only in rumor, once lost but now found. This is a collection no fan of Chesterton's famous, frumpy little detective should be without.

Enjoy!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013783799
Publisher:
Gary Fisher
Publication date:
12/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
570,584
File size:
47 KB

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer whose prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox". Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."

Chesterton's most enduring fictional character, the amateur detective known as Father Brown, was featured in five books containing a total of forty nine mystery stories. Three more, never included in the popular anthologies, can be found in the book "Father Brown, Lost and Found" available here.

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Father Brown, Lost and Found 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WilkieRW More than 1 year ago
I've long enjoyed the wonderful mysteries G.K. Chesterton wrote for his character "Father Brown," and have read the five "Father Brown" mystery books many times, but never suspected the existence of these stories the editor reasonably calls "lost." Anyone who enjoys Chesterton or the many writers he influenced, from Dorothy Sayers to C.S. Lewis, will enjoy these delicious little mysteries.