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The Blue Cross A Father Brown Story

Author : G. K. Chesterton
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Between the silver ribbon of morning and the green glittering ribbon of sea, the boat touched Harwich and let loose a swarm of folk like flies, among whom the man we must follow was by no means conspicuous-nor wished to be. There was nothing notable about him, except a slight contrast between the holiday gaiety of his clothes and the official gravity of his face.

The Blue Cross

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 1983212318
Genre : Fiction
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Between the silver ribbon of morning and the green glittering ribbon of sea, the boattouched Harwich and let loose a swarm of folk like flies, among whom the man wemust follow was by no means conspicuous -- nor wished to be. There was nothingnotable about him, except a slight contrast between the holiday gaiety of his clothes andthe official gravity of his face. His clothes included a slight, pale grey jacket, a whitewaistcoat, and a silver straw hat with a grey-blue ribbon. His lean face was dark bycontrast, and ended in a curt black beard that looked Spanish and suggested anElizabethan ruff. He was smoking a cigarette with the seriousness of an idler. There wasnothing about him to indicate the fact that the grey jacket covered a loaded revolver,that the white waistcoat covered a police card, or that the straw hat covered one of themost powerful intellects in Europe. For this was Valentin himself, the head of the Parispolice and the most famous investigator of the world; and he was coming from Brusselsto London to make the greatest arrest of the century.

Rethinking G K Chesterton And Literary Modernism

Author : Michael Shallcross
ISBN : 9781317192602
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book comprehensively rethinks the relationship between G.K. Chesterton and a range of key literary modernists. When Chesterton and modernism have previously been considered in relation to one another, the dynamic has typically been conceived as one of mutual hostility, grounded in Chesterton’s advocacy of popular culture and modernist literature’s appeal to an aesthetic elite. In setting out to challenge this binary narrative, Shallcross establishes for the first time the depth and ambivalence of Chesterton’s engagement with modernism, as well as the reciprocal fascination of leading modernist writers with Chesterton’s fiction and thought. Shallcross argues that this dynamic was defined by various forms of parody and performance, and that these histrionic expressions of cultural play not only suffused the era, but found particular embodiment in Chesterton’s public persona. This reading not only enables a far-reaching reassessment of Chesterton’s corpus, but also produces a framework through which to re-evaluate the creative and critical projects of a host of modernist writers—most sustainedly, T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and Ezra Pound—through the prism of Chesterton's disruptive presence. The result is an innovative study of the literary performance of popular and ‘high’ culture in early twentieth-century Britain, which adds a valuable new perspective to continuing critical debates on the parameters of modernism.

G K Chesterton London And Modernity

Author : Matthew Beaumont
ISBN : 9781780936833
Genre : Literary Criticism
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G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.

Philosophies Of Crime Fiction

Author : Josef Hoffmann
ISBN : 9781843441403
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophies of Crime Fiction provides a considered analysis of the philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature - both hidden and explicit. Josef Hoffmann ranges expertly across influences and inspirations in crime writing with a stellar cast including Conan Doyle, G K Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Ted Lewis. Hoffmann examines why crime literature may provide stronger consolation for readers than philosophy. In so doing, he demonstrates the truth of Wittgenstein's claim that more wisdom is contained in the best crime fiction than in philosophical essays. Josef Hoffmann's combination of knowledge, academic acuity and enthusiasm makes this a must-have book for any crime fiction aficionado - with or without a philosophical nature.

The Innocence Of Father Brown

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9781849891202
Genre : Fiction
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This first collection of Father Brown mysteries, widely considered the author’s best, includes "The Blue Cross" "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo" and more. Father Brown is the opposite of Sherlock Holmes — the quiet, nondescript little priest whom nobody notices. Readers who enjoy classic fiction - and a good mystery - will love this special hand-crafted, digitally-formatted ebook edition.

The Metaphysical Mysteries Of G K Chesterton

Author : Laird R. Blackwell
ISBN : 9781476631370
Genre : Literary Criticism
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 G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown stories are widely considered to be some of the finest detective short stories ever published, offering vivid writing, brilliant puzzles, biting social criticism, and metaphysical explorations of life’s great questions. This book presents the first in-depth analysis of his works both as classics of the detective genre and as meaningful philosophical inquiries. The Father Brown stories are examined along with Chesterton’s less well known fiction, including the short stories about Mr. Pond, Gabriel Gale, Basil and Rupert Grant, Horne Fisher, Dr. Adrian Hyde and Philip Swayne, and the novels The Man Who Was Thursday and Manalive.

The Annotated Innocence Of Father Brown

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9780486143224
Genre : Fiction
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Twelve of the popular Father Brown mysteries appear in this copiously annotated edition. Includes "The Blue Cross," "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo," and more.

The Penguin Complete Father Brown

Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
ISBN : IND:39000001727572
Genre : Fiction
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Favorite Father Brown Stories

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 0486275450
Genre : Fiction
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Beloved clerical sleuth in roster of remarkable cases: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," "The Man in the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," more.

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