By G. K. Chesterton,John Peterson
This exact number of Father Brown mysteries hyperlinks stories via G.K. Chesterton with the 10 Commandments. the relationship is usually staggering, despite the fact that, for the legal isn't really unavoidably 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 commentary to unravel a case, he alternatives up clues approximately different offenses, akin to these opposed to the Sabbath or one's mom and dad. Father Brown's major drawback isn't the legislation of the country however the Commandments of God.
As Dorothy Sayers as soon as wrote, G.K. Chesterton used to be "the first guy of our time to introduce the nice identify of God right into a detective tale . . . to magnify the limits of the detective tale through making it take care of demise and actual wickedness and actual, that's to assert, divine judgment."
This version comprises footnotes no longer to be had in different types, which support to elucidate the literary and historic allusions made by way of Father Brown. it's in line with the texts of Chesterton's unique variations, for insurance of authenticity, and is determined in simply readable type.
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Father Brown and the Ten Commandments: Selected Mystery Stories by G. K. Chesterton,John Peterson