The Man Who Knew Too Much

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A prolific and much-acclaimed writer, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) is best known as the creator of detective-priest Father Brown. Although Chesterton's mysteries constitute only a small fraction of his writings (which include essays, poetry, plays, and biographies), they abound in the felicities that make all of his works enduringly popular: a pleasingly paradoxical style, a wealth of pithy aphorisms, and a luxurious supply of exuberant wit. These eight tales trace the activities of Horne Fisher, the man who knew...
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Overview

A prolific and much-acclaimed writer, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) is best known as the creator of detective-priest Father Brown. Although Chesterton's mysteries constitute only a small fraction of his writings (which include essays, poetry, plays, and biographies), they abound in the felicities that make all of his works enduringly popular: a pleasingly paradoxical style, a wealth of pithy aphorisms, and a luxurious supply of exuberant wit. These eight tales trace the activities of Horne Fisher, the man who knew too much. A member of a wealthy and socially prominent family, Fisher is extraordinarily well acquainted with the ways of the rich and powerful (in fact, he knows too much about them). A keen mind and powerful deductive gifts make Fisher a natural sleuth, and he conducts his investigations of crimes committed on the great country estates of the aristocracy with the able assistance of his friend and confidant, the writer Harold March. Notable for their humor and sense of wonder, these adventures, written in the classic tradition of English mysteries, offer an evocative portrait of upper-crust society in pre-World War I Britain.

Chesterton, a prolific writer, wrote this collection of mysteries in 1922, the same year he converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613820056
  • Publisher: Simon & Brown
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Geboren am 29.05.1874 in London; gestorben am 14.06.1936 in Beaconsfield.

Chesterton war der Sohn eines Auktionators. Er besuchte die Kunstschule und arbeitete als Karrikaturist und Journalist. Ab 1900 war er hauptberuflich Schriftsteller. Er heiratete 1901. Chesterton betÃĪtigte sich in allen literarischen Sparten. Bekannt geworden ist er ist er vor allem durch seine Detektivgeschichten des "Father Brown".

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Table of Contents

I. The Face in the Target 1
II. The Vanishing Prince 21
III. The Soul of the Schoolboy 41
IV. The Bottomless Well 56
V. The Fad of the Fisherman 73
VI. The Hole in the Wall 92
VII. The Temple of Silence 116
VIII. The Vengeance of the Statue 140
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Impossible to read this poorly edited book!

    I rarely leave reviews but I am hoping to help others avoid frustration and dissapointment.
    Thankfully I didn't spend a cent on this book because it was impossible to read. I have read free classics in ebook format before that had an occassional typo, but this was ridiculous! Not only are there so many typos and strange symbols that getting through one page felt like solving a mystery in itself, but there are also many sections out of order and the titles of other stories pop up out of no where in the middle of random sentences. Again, this is unreadable and the issues go far beyond a few typos! Don' t waste your time and memory space!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Dont know

    Dont just decide your rates on typos because no one cares about your complaints .
    The book was good great flow and i reccomend this for ages 10+ but if you want to give a shot on it you will be fine.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    A wonderful collection of stories, very entertaining.

    A wonderful collection of stories, very entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Disappointed

    The book is difficult to read. Many typos.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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