The Club of Queer Trades

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MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009 - Fiction - 103 pages
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This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story. ******************. The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905.a Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a queer trade).a. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."

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User Review  - Jarrod - Goodreads

I really didn't enjoy this for so many reasons but I will keep it brief. The Basil Grant character was an insufferably pompous, mercurial in his dispensing of his insights, over zealous, moralizing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bethack - Goodreads

A queer book for the inventor of father Brown. Impossible to review. A series of stories loosely linked by characters, a series of mysteries incomprehensible until the last chapter. Stay with this master of prose and all will be explained in the end. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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