The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

by G. K. Chesterton
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The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605019468
Publisher: MobileReference
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Mobi Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 781,158
File size: 225 KB

About the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London. He went on to study art at the Slade School and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After his conversion to Catholicism in 1922, Chesterton wrote mainly on religious topics such as in Orthodoxy and Heretics. He is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in The Innocence of Father Brown.

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has narrated numerous titles across a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and nonfiction. He has earned ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes my friends, there are typos to this book; so what. I have been collecting older books and stories for years, and find the quantity of the book far more important than the quality of the typeset. The mysteries were well plotted and layer out. Considering the date of this book, well written indeed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of stories, very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is difficult to read. Many typos.
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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.
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