By G. K. Chesterton,John Peterson
This particular selection of Father Brown mysteries hyperlinks stories by means of G.K. Chesterton with the 10 Commandments. the relationship is usually staggering, even though, for the legal isn't really inevitably the worst sinner within the tale, neither is his crime unavoidably the worst offense.
When Chesterton created the nature of dad Brown, he introduced a brand new measurement to secret stories—the contrast among crime and sin. because the priest-detective applies his powers of remark to unravel a case, he choices up clues approximately different offenses, akin to these opposed to the Sabbath or one's mom and dad. Father Brown's major trouble isn't the legislation of the country however the Commandments of God.
As Dorothy Sayers as soon as wrote, G.K. Chesterton was once "the first guy of our time to introduce the good identify of God right into a detective tale . . . to magnify the bounds of the detective tale by means of making it take care of dying and actual wickedness and actual, that's to claim, divine judgment."
This variation contains footnotes no longer on hand in different types, which aid to explain the literary and ancient allusions made by way of Father Brown. it really is in keeping with the texts of Chesterton's unique versions, for insurance of authenticity, and is decided in simply readable type.
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Father Brown and the Ten Commandments: Selected Mystery Stories by G. K. Chesterton,John Peterson