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Book Title: The Innocence of Father Brown|
The author of the book: G.K. Chesterton
Edition: Penguin Books
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Date of issue: 1962
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Father Brown had an odd appearance; a short, dumpy man with a moon face, a dog collar, a large umbrella, and an absentminded air. A notable advantage to a Great Detective, this eccentric appearance. Any criminal taking his first look at Sherlock Holmes would think of bloodhounds instinctively; but no one would suspect Father Brown.
He never sits up at night with a block of ice on his forehead; he never takes blood tests, or carries a microscope, or recognizes a brand of tobacco from its ash. He would not know one fingerprint from another; yet he has the inveterate knack of unravelling the mysteries of crime and putting his finger on those who commit it. Another quality which distinguishes this singular amateur detective from the professional is his gift of compassion. his conception of justice is not one which would commend itself to a criminal court or to Scotland Yard, yet it seems to ring more true than the conventional forms often do.
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Read information about the authorGilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.’s Weekly.
Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.
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