By G. K. Chesterton
British author GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically approximately his wide-ranging philosophies-he is most unlikely to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide selection of avenues: he was once a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, funny sort earned him the name of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and approximately 4,000 essays-remain one of the such a lot liked within the English language Chesterton is healthier remembered, maybe, as a spinner of poser stories, and for his routine personality of dad Brown. This 1914 choice of tales contains a few of the crime-solving priest's maximum circumstances: . "The Absence of Mr. Glass" . "The Paradise of Thieves" . "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch" . "The guy within the Passage" . "The Mistake of the Machine" . "The Head of Caesar" . "The pink Wig" . "The Perishing of the Pendragons" . "The God of the Gongs" . "The Salad of Colonel Gray" . "The unusual Crime of John Boulnois" . "The Fairy story of pop Brown"
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