THE COMPLETE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES COLLECTION (All 52 Father Brown Mysteries in One Volume!) Nook Edition - The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown [NOOK Book]

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This collection bring together all the Father Brown mysteries of G.K. Chesterton in a single, convenient, high quality, but extremely low priced Nook volume!

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer whose prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, ...
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THE COMPLETE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES COLLECTION (All 52 Father Brown Mysteries in One Volume!) Nook Edition - The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown

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Overview

OVERVIEW

This collection bring together all the Father Brown mysteries of G.K. Chesterton in a single, convenient, high quality, but extremely low priced Nook volume!

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer whose prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction, namely with his exceedingly popular Father Brown short stories.

Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, has uncanny insight into human evil.
Father Brown solves his crimes through a strict reasoning process more concerned with spiritual and philosophic truths rather than scientific details, making him an almost equal counterbalance with Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, whose stories Chesterton read and admired. Father Brown was the perfect vehicle for conveying Chesterton's view of the world and, of all of his characters, is perhaps closest to Chesterton's own point of view, or at least the effect of his point of view.


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"Six people sat around a small table, seeming almost as incongruous and accidental as if they had been shipwrecked separately on the same small desert island. At least the sea surrounded them; for in one sense their island was enclosed in another island, a large and flying island like Laputa. For the little table was one of many little tables dotted about in the dining saloon of that monstrous ship the Moravia, speeding through the night and the everlasting emptiness of the Atlantic. The little company had nothing in common except that all were travelling from America to England. Two of them at least might be called celebrities; others might be called obscure, and in one or two cases even dubious.

The first was the famous Professor Smaill, an authority on certain archaeological studies touching the later Byzantine Empire. His lectures, delivered in an American University, were accepted as of the first authority even in the most authoritative seats of learning in Europe. His literary works were so steeped in a mellow and imaginative sympathy with the European past, that it often gave strangers a start to hear him speak with an American accent. Yet he was, in his way, very American; he had long fair hair brushed back from a big square forehead, long straight features and a curious mixture of preoccupation with a poise of potential swiftness, like a lion pondering absent-mindedly on his next leap.

There was only one lady in the group; and she was (as the journalists often said of her) a host in herself; being quite prepared to play hostess, not to say empress, at that or any other table. She was Lady Diana Wales, the celebrated lady traveller."


TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE COMPLETE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES
By G.K. Chesterton

The Innocence of Father Brown
The Blue Cross
The Secret Garden
The Queer Feet
The Flying Stars
The Invisible Man
The Honour of Israel Gow
The Wrong Shape
The Sins of Prince Saradine
The Hammer of God
The Eye of Apollo
The Sign of the Broken Sword
The Three Tools of Death

The Wisdom of Father Brown
The Absence of Mr Glass
The Paradise of Thieves
The Duel of Dr Hirsch
The Man in the Passage
The Mistake of the Machine
The Head of Caesar
The Purple Wig
The Perishing of the Pendragons
The God of the Gongs
The Salad of Colonel Cray
The Strange Crime of John Boulnois
The Fairy Tale of Father Brown

The Incredulity of Father Brown
The Resurrection of Father Brown
The Arrow of Heaven
The Oracle of the Dog
The Miracle of Moon Crescent
The Curse of the Golden Cross
The Dagger with Wings
The Doom of the Darnaways
The Ghost of Gideon Wise

The Secret of Father Brown
The Secret of Father Brown
The Mirror of the Magistrate
The Man With Two Beards
The Song of the Flying Fish
The Actor and the Alibi
The Vanishing of Vaudrey
The Worst Crime in the World
The Red Moon of Meru
The Chief Mourner of Marne
The Secret of Flambeau

The Scandal of Father Brown
The Scandal of Father Brown
The Quick One
The Blast of the Book
The Green Man
The Pursuit of Mr Blue
The Crime of the Communist
The Point of a Pin
The Insoluble Problem
The Vampire of the Village

Annotations: G.K. Chesterton’s Literary Legacy
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012630988
  • Publisher: The Complete Works Collection
  • Publication date: 12/10/2012
  • Series: The Complete Works Collection , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,154
  • File size: 985 KB

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    Excellent, truly excellent

    I had never heard of Father Brown before ... now I wonder how I lived my life never having reading any of these excellent works. These stories are excellent, and without giving any spoilers away, I would say that they are as entertaining as any detective book can be.

    160 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2011

    Even better than Sherlock Holmes

    I am a big fan of mysteries, and I find that these Father Brown stories are even better than Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is a bit too aloof for me, wheras Brown seems much more human. While I do appreciate the logical aspect of the Holmes stories, I find that they are bereft of the emotion, feeling and psycology that I get from the Father Brown stories. In that sense, they are much more like modern mysteries, as opposed to a writer like Agatha Christie and Poirot.

    150 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    Outstanding Value

    I am a huge Father Brown fan, and I was absolutely delighted to find this book ... ALL FATHER BROWN for $2.99 is just an incredible value.

    147 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2011

    Excellent!

    These are truly excellent and are even more enjoyable than Sherlock Holmes. This volume has a very nice table of contents which makes navigation simple.

    144 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Perfect. Just Perfect.

    Easily 5 stars. Great price. Great stories. Looks and works great.

    141 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    Classic

    These are classic works that no lover of the mystery genre should ever miss.

    139 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    Two thumbs up for Father Brown

    I highly recommend this Nook book.

    139 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    Great bargain

    This is the cheapest I have seen for ALL the Father Brown mysteries.

    139 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    hard to navigate

    the stories are excellent, but it is not easy to get around in this large compilation.

    138 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    The Cheapest I Have Seen Anywhere

    I have never seen this for such a low price ... it's a steal!

    138 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    The smartest detective in the world

    Father Brown is the man ... he is much smarter than that Hercule Poirot and much more insightful than Sherlock.

    137 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    I loved this book

    Father Brown series is great. This complete version is a gem in the nook store, in terms of the user friendliness of the book on the nook device and value for money. Don't miss it!

    137 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    New discovery for me

    I didn't know about Father Brown mysteries until recently. What a wonderful discovery. This collection has all the books and I am savouring them one by one. Great fun

    137 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    Very fast delivery and works very well on Nook color

    I love these stories and I love the fact that this was delivered so quickly. It indexes quickly and works well on my Nook color.

    135 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    Excellent and comprehensive

    Yes this is indeed all the Father Brown stories which would take up an entire bookself if it was a physical edition. I am glad I can put it all on my ipad Nook!

    135 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    Great Books but The Table of Contents is awful.

    The books and text are fine but the ToC is awful on a Nookcolor. This is a problem with such a large compendium of books. I called BN support and they said it will be fixed in 7-10 days. We'll see.

    135 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Can't go wrong with Father Brown

    I loved these stories growing up as a kid, and I am loving them on the Nook!

    You can't go wrong with Father Brown, they are a true delight, even more so on the Nook.

    135 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2011

    Very enjoyable reads

    Highly recommended for all lovers of the mystery and detective genre, and especially British detective stories

    135 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2011

    Excellent!

    The complete Father Brown mysteries are a great buy.

    135 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Great Companion

    I broke my leg a week ago. This Father Brown is one the books that I downloaded and the only one I've been reading. Great companion, I truly enjoy them.

    135 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

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