• L'homme qu'on appelait jeudi ; un cauchemar (The Man Who Was Thursday : A Nightmare paru en 1908 est le plus célèbre "thriller métaphysique" de Chesterton. Sa traduction (de 1911...) méritait sérieusement un rajeunissement, d'autant qu'il manquait des passages...Ce roman est considéré comme une oeuvre charnière du XXe siècle, entre Lewis Carroll et Kafka ou Borges qui d'ailleurs le vénérait.
    Plus qu'un roman policier, il s'agit aussi d'un roman d'aventure, d'une sorte de vaudeville, d'apologue, de variation philosophique et humoristique qui en fait un objet littéraire inclassable et qu'on peut lire à plusieurs niveaux. Autour d'un mystérieux complot anarchiste, GKC tresse un entrelacs de rebondissements qui surprennent et ravissent.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), essayiste, poète et romancier né à Londres est considéré (depuis Kafka et Borges) comme l'un des plus grands écrivains anglais du XX° siècle. Infatigable, il est l'auteur de centaines d'articles, de poèmes, de contes et de quelques romans. On lui doit pas moins d'une centaine d'ouvrages. Son Père Brown lui vaudra une reconnaissance qui ne se dément plus. Il est l'auteur, entre autres, du Napoléon de Notting Hill et du Club des métiers bizarres.

  • Edition enrichie (préface, notes)« J´essaie d´entrer dans le meurtrier [...], pensant ses pensées, luttant avec ses passions, jusqu´à me retrouver tapi, aux aguets, dans la posture même de la haine qui l´habite. » Telle est la méthode du père Brown, le prêtre détective qui dénoue les intrigues des nouvelles de ce recueil : « L´homme invisible », « La ruelle mystérieuse », « Le livre maudit » et « Le secret du père Brown ». Avec son art du paradoxe et sa silhouette inattendue dans le Londres des années 1920, il est l´un des héros les plus mémorables de la littérature policière et fait de Chesterton l´héritier de Dickens et de Stevenson.Traduction, préface et notes de Claude Caillate.

  • "Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. That road goes down and down."

    A rich, old man has been mysteriously stabbed, and no one can figure out how it happened. There is no weapon in sight, no signs. However, there is something strange going on with his dog...

    This collection of mystery short stories is interesting and constantly surprising. Like Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is extremely smart and observant, although he leans on his intuition far more than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective. Like Sherlock has Watson, Father Brown, too, has a companion: Flambeau. Who also happens to be a master thief.

  • El Padre Brown es el más famoso personaje de G.K. Chesterton, un curita católico rural cuya perspicacia y conocimiento de la naturaleza humana le permite resolver los más difíciles casos policíacos.
    Los relatos del Padre Brown se publicaron entre 1911 y 1935. Este volumen recoge doce famosos relatos, en una cuidada edición digital de Paradimage, basada en la traducción revisada de Alfonso Reyes.

  • It is the day after Christmas. Colonel Adams and his daughter are throwing a party. The neighbor, the girl's uncle, her godfather and the local priest Father Brown are invited. The uncle comes up with a plan: they are going to arrange a masquerade play with costumes. It seems like a very good idea, until the three diamonds the girl's godfather had brought her as a gift disappeared from his pocket. Luckily Father Brown is there and he will try to solve this case as quickly as possible. Will his intuition be enough or will a further investigation have to be led? Find out who the thief is in "The Flying Stars".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived in the period 1874-1936. He was a prolific journalist and wrote over 4,000 newspaper essays. He even had his own newspaper "G.K.'s Weekly" which he edited himself. He was also a very successful critic with a wide variety of interests, including history, philosophy, theology and economics. This led him to leave an enormous literary legacy with a wide diversity of topics. He wrote novels, short stories, mysteries and poems. His writing was often marked by a sense of humor, which he employed while discussing serious topics, and because of that he was nicknamed "the prince of paradox". Some of his best known works are "The Everlasting Man", "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study".

  • Isidore Smythe is in danger. He has received threating letters and he does not see a way out. John Angus offers Smythe his help and Smythe is escorted back to his flat. Angus is determined to find out who has sent the letters and he heads out to the former criminal Flambeau and the private detective Father Brown. Before he leaves Smythe's apartment, he instructs four people to keep an eye on him. Yet when he comes back Smythe is missing and there's a bloodstain on the floor. Is Smythe dead or has he been kidnapped? Who is responsible? Will Angus, Flambeau and Brown manage to solve the case? Find out in "The Invisible Man, a Father Brown Mystery".

    /> B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived in the period 1874-1936. He was a prolific journalist and wrote over 4,000 newspaper essays. He even had his own newspaper "G.K.'s Weekly" which he edited himself. He was also a very successful critic with a wide variety of interests, including history, philosophy, theology and economics. This led him to leave an enormous literary legacy with a wide diversity of topics. He wrote novels, short stories, mysteries and poems. His writing was often marked by a sense of humor, which he employed while discussing serious topics, and because of that he was nicknamed "the prince of paradox". Some of his best known works are "The Everlasting Man", "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study".

  • Father Brown, an amateur detective, takes up his first case ever. He has to find the infamous criminal Flambeau. The task is however very difficult because Flambeau is a master of disguise and nobody knows what he really looks like. The detective finds out that Flambeau is planning to head out to an international conference in London, most probably intending to steal some religious articles. So Father Brown decides to cross Flambeau's path. What the detective had not expected is a police inspector from Paris to be crossing his path. How will the three men meet? Will the criminal be caught or will the two inspectors hinder each other's investigation? Find out in "The Blue Cross" by G. K. Chesterton.
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    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived in the period 1874-1936. He was a prolific journalist and wrote over 4,000 newspaper essays. He even had his own newspaper "G.K.'s Weekly" which he edited himself. He was also a very successful critic with a wide variety of interests, including history, philosophy, theology and economics. This led him to leave an enormous literary legacy with a wide diversity of topics. He wrote novels, short stories, mysteries and poems. His writing was often marked by a sense of humor, which he employed while discussing serious topics, and because of that he was nicknamed "the prince of paradox". Some of his best known works are "The Everlasting Man", "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study".

  • Aristide Valentin holds a dinner party in his secret garden, which only has one main entrance. Many people are invited. Julius K. Brayne, one of Valentin's rivals, is of the party as well. Everything goes as planned until one group of guests finds a beheaded corpse and the dinner turns into an investigation. Many questions begin to arise: How could someone be killed in a closed back garden without anyone noticing? Who is the victim? Who is the murderer? Where is the head? Find out the answers in "The Secret Garden".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived in the period 1874-1936. He was a prolific journalist and wrote over 4,000 newspaper essays. He even had his own newspaper "G.K.'s Weekly" which he edited himself. He was also a very successful critic with a wide variety of interests, including history, philosophy, theology and economics. This led him to leave an enormous literary legacy with a wide diversity of topics. He wrote novels, short stories, mysteries and poems. His writing was often marked by a sense of humor, which he employed while discussing serious topics, and because of that he was nicknamed "the prince of paradox". Some of his best known works are "The Everlasting Man", "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study".

  • The Twelve True Fishermen are going on their annual dinner at an exclusive club where fifteen waiters are going to serve the guests. The fishermen are refined and insist on using their own ornate silver knives and forks, which are shaped like fish and have a pearl in the handles. The dinner goes as planned until the silver cutlery disappears. Have some of the waiters stolen it? Father Brown will find out.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived in the period 1874-1936. He was a prolific journalist and wrote over 4,000 newspaper essays. He even had his own newspaper "G.K.'s Weekly" which he edited himself. He was also a very successful critic with a wide variety of interests, including history, philosophy, theology and economics. This led him to leave an enormous literary legacy with a wide diversity of topics. He wrote novels, short stories, mysteries and poems. His writing was often marked by a sense of humor, which he employed while discussing serious topics, and because of that he was nicknamed "the prince of paradox". Some of his best known works are "The Everlasting Man", "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study".

  • "The Man Who Knew Too Much" tells the story of Horne Fisher and the burden he had to carry throughout his whole life. He knew too much about politicians and aristocracy, about corruption and covered crimes. The prime minister of England was a friend of his father, the foreign minister married his sister. Without even intending to, he found out many things about the private life of politicians, which is very different from what is presented to the people. The question is, what is Fisher going to do with all this information?

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer who lived in the period 1874-1936. He was a prolific journalist and wrote over 4,000 newspaper essays. He even had his own newspaper "G.K.'s Weekly" which he edited himself. He was also a very successful critic with a wide variety of interests, including history, philosophy, theology and economics. This led him to leave an enormous literary legacy with a wide diversity of topics. He wrote novels, short stories, mysteries and poems. His writing was often marked by a sense of humor, which he employed while discussing serious topics, and because of that he was nicknamed "the prince of paradox". Some of his best known works are "The Everlasting Man", "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" and "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study".

  • Ecco come Gilbert Keith Chesterton descrive il fortunato personaggio letterario uscito dalla sua penna: ''La prima caratteristica di Padre Brown è di non avere caratteristiche; la sua importanza, di non apparire importante; e che la sua qualità cospicua quella di non essere cospicuo, e il suo ordinarissimo esterno vuole essere in contrasto con la sua attenzione e la sua intelligenza insospettate. Non è trasandato, ma piuttosto accurato; non è impacciato, ma molto delicato ed accorto; un irlandese sensibile e di spirito pronto, con la profonda ironia e un po' di quella potenziale capacità d'irritarsi "propria della sua razza". Il primo romanzo con cui viene alla luce questo personaggio, protagonista di famose serie televisive (una per tutte, si ricorda quella con Renato Rascel), è proprio ''L'innocenza di Padre Brown'', che raccoglie i primi dodici racconti, iniziati nel 1911. Dodici gemme in cui, con la scusa dell'avventura poliziesca o mistery, il piccolo prete cattolico ci regala altrettante gemme di saggezza, buon senso, e carità cristiana. In questo terzo episodio, padre Brown si trova in un insolito hotel dove si sta svolgendo uno strano rito...

  • When Squire Vane receives some exotic trees from Africa, they quickly become the target of local superstition. Squire Vane is not the type of person to believe in anything supernatural and angrily dismisses their theories. But when a group of outside visitors develops an interest in the story, Vane decides to prove everyone wrong once and for all by doing what everyone is afraid of: going down to the trees at night. In the morning, he has disappeared without a trace.

    Reminiscent of the work of Henry James, `The Trees of Pride' (1922) is extremely well-written and absorbing - a page turner of a mystery that ultimately leads to a crucial and fascinating philosophical point.

  • "The Frenchman works until he can play. The American works until he can't play; and then thanks the devil, his master, that he is donkey enough to die in harness. But the Englishman, as he has since become, works until he can pretend that he never worked at all."

    `Eugenics and Other Evils' (1922) is a magnificent takedown of the entire basis of eugenic thought - the idea that controlled breeding will improve the human population. But it is about far more than eugenics: it is about how evil succeeds subtly, about politics and elitism, and it is a profound argument against unregulated capitalism.

    `Eugenics and Other Evils' is a well-written, well-argued and incredibly interesting piece of writing.

  • "I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him - only to bring him to life."

    Innocent Smith, an "allegorical practical joker", turns everything upside down with his arrival at Beacon House, a London Boarding establishment. His passion and liveliness brightens up the place immediately, but at the height of the enjoyment, everyone is shocked when Smith tries to murder one of them.

    But in `Manalive' (1912), Chesterton's perhaps most joyful novel, nothing is as it appears, and the tenants will soon see life a whole new way.

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