The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton The Man Who Knew Too Much
by G. K. Chesterton


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Editorial Review
British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and nearly 4,000 essays-remain among the most beloved in the English language Chesterton is best remembered, perhaps, as a teller of mystery tales. This 1922 collection of eight short mysteries includes all the stories starring the unlikely detective Horne Fisher, a man cut from the upper crust of Britain whose in-depth knowledge of the nation's powermongers often curtails his investigations into corruption at the highest levels of government. Sometimes chided for demonstrating Chesterton's supposed anti-Semitism, these stories remains an intriguing look at British society in the pre-Great War era. In this volume: . "The Face in the Target" . "The Vanishing Prince" . "The Soul of the Schoolboy" . "The Bottomless Well" . "The Fad of the Fisherman" . "The Hole in the Wall" . "The Temple of Silence" . "The Vengeance of the Statue"

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  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1-60206-899-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60206-899-5
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  • Published on: November 01, 2007
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 172 pages

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