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Club of Queer Trades

G. K. Chesterton

Club of Queer Trades

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Detective and mystery stories, English

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gilbert K. Chesterton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4453.C4 C5 1905
    The Physical Object
    Pagination107 leaves, [6] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3139093M
    LC Control Number82466189

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    Perhaps even The Napoleon of Notting Hill, with its unexpected turns reminiscent of the gothic fiction which indirectly spawned detective fictioncould be considered part of the legacy. Assistance possibly. His London of the nineteen-eighties portrayed in The Napoleon of Notting Hill still used horse-drawn hansom cabs. Six marvelously funny episodes with improbable plots are made especially pleasurable through Chesterton's vivid descriptions of late Victorian London, sly pokes at the legal system, and a characteristic gift for delicious nonsense. The sleuths offered by other writers would try t Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly.

    Basil smiled at me. Major Brown was, I have said, a successful soldier, but by no means an enthusiastic one. The hero of these stories is not Rupert, but his older brother, Basil Grant, a retired judge. In fact, Chesterton uses the adjective 'modern' with consistently negative connotations. For that matter, what was the point of it being written? But the reader must imagine the scene.


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