The Wisdom of Father Brown - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The Wisdom of Father Brown

By Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Release Date: 1936-01-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Wisdom of Father Brown book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 26 Ratings)

The Wisdom of Father Brown Gilbert Keith Chesterton Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality: despite his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. He is a devout, educated and "civilized" clergyman, who is totally familiar with contemporary and secular thought and behavior. His character was thought to be based on Father John O'Connor (1870 - 1952), a parish priest in Bradford, Yorkshire.

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User reviews about this book

  • Great collection of stories

    By Jimmydear21
    This is a great collection of short stories. Father Brown always notices the clue that everyone misses.

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