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Tutti i racconti gialli e tutte le indagini di Padre Brown
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith

Language: Italian | Category: Novel (Mystery) | Audio Book: Not Available

 

Chi è Padre Brown? Secondo il suo inventore è «un prete che sembra ignaro di tutto e poi in realtà in fatto di delitti la sa più lunga dei criminali veri». Ciò che colpisce è innanzitutto il contrasto fra il suo aspetto di ometto mite e inerme e un contesto di delitti e violenze di ogni genere. La genialità di Chesterton nella creazione di questa fortunatissima figura di sacerdote-investigatore – già interpretato in una popolarissima serie televisiva del 1970 da Renato Rascel – consiste nella tecnica di soluzione dei casi conferita a Padre Brown: il prete, infatti, si immedesima nella mente criminale e cerca di agire, prima ancora di pensare, come il criminale. Precursore di molti detective letterari e cinematografici dei nostri tempi, Padre Brown, con il suo acume e la sua bonarietà, è il protagonista di questa raccolta che permette di centellinare, una storia dopo l’altra, il gusto della suspense, della ricerca, della scoperta.

Il candore di Padre Brown • La saggezza di Padre Brown • L’incredulità di Padre Brown • Il segreto di Padre Brown • Lo scandalo di Padre Brown

Gilbert Keith Chesterton nacque a Kensington nel 1874. Fu tra i primi grandi letterati inglesi a prendere posizione in favore del romanzo poliziesco. Si convertì dal protestantesimo al cattolicesimo diversi anni dopo aver creato Padre Brown, al quale aveva attribuito le sembianze del prete cattolico inglese John O’Connor. Morì a Londra nel 1936.

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Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - St. Thomas Aquinas - Language: English, Spiritual - Format: ePub
Born in thirteenth century Italy, Aquinas wrote some of the most influential books of the medieval period. He revolutionized the way members of the Church thought as he reincorporated the ideas and philosophy of Aristotle back (More) into medieval Christianity. The impact of Aquinas’ ideas has led him to be venerated not only by Catholics and Protestants, but also by non-religious thinkers who continue to revere his greatest work the Summa Theologica as “one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature.” St. Thomas Aquinas by G. K. Chesterton is an accessible overview of the life and work of this remarkable medieval man. In the introduction of this book Chesterton makes the statement that this book was not meant to be “anything but a popular sketch of a great historical character who ought to be more popular”, but its impact has been far greater. Etienne Gilson, a prominent 20th century expert on Aquinas, stated “I consider it as being without possible comparison the best book ever written on St. Thomas. Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement.... Chesterton was one of the deepest thinkers who ever existed; he was deep because he was right; and he could not help being right; but he could not either help being modest and charitable, so he left it to those who could understand him to know that he was right, and deep." G. K. Chesterton was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. His book St. Thomas Aquinas was first published in 1933 and he passed away in 1936.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - El padre Brown. Relatos completos - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: ePub
El conjunto de los relatos del padre Brown, escrito a lo largo de más de veinte años, constituye quizá la obra más popular de Chesterton. El simpático cura-detective que los protagoniza resuelve en ellos, armado únicamente con su (More) paraguas, su inocencia y su sabiduría, intrincados casos gracias a un conocimiento sencillo a la par que profundo de la naturaleza humana. Frente a la destrucción sistemática de la razón, propia del escepticismo y el relativismo de la Europa de inicios del siglo XX, Chesterton crea este singular personaje --basado en su amigo el sacerdote irlandés John O'Connor y que es ya parte del imaginario de la cultura inglesa junto a otras figuras detectivescas como Sherlock Holmes o Hercules Poirot-- para mostrar que sólo una mirada sincera y que reconozca el misterio que la realidad encierra es capaz de salvaguardar la razón. Además de los cinco relatos ampliamente conocidos, el presente volumen incluye otros tres que no aparecieron en las ediciones originales: El caso Donnington, publicado en The Premier Magazine, La vampiresa del pueblo, aparecido en Strand Magazine y probablemente el primer relato de una nueva colección, y La máscara de Midas, texto en el que Chesterton estaba trabajando cuando le sobrevino su enfermedad final en 1936.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - Tutti i racconti gialli e tutte le indagini di Padre Brown - Language: Italian, Novel - Format: ePub
  Chi è Padre Brown? Secondo il suo inventore è «un prete che sembra ignaro di tutto e poi in realtà in fatto di delitti la sa più lunga dei criminali veri». Ciò che colpisce è innanzitutto il contrasto fra il suo aspetto di (More) ometto mite e inerme e un contesto di delitti e violenze di ogni genere. La genialità di Chesterton nella creazione di questa fortunatissima figura di sacerdote-investigatore – già interpretato in una popolarissima serie televisiva del 1970 da Renato Rascel – consiste nella tecnica di soluzione dei casi conferita a Padre Brown: il prete, infatti, si immedesima nella mente criminale e cerca di agire, prima ancora di pensare, come il criminale. Precursore di molti detective letterari e cinematografici dei nostri tempi, Padre Brown, con il suo acume e la sua bonarietà, è il protagonista di questa raccolta che permette di centellinare, una storia dopo l’altra, il gusto della suspense, della ricerca, della scoperta. • Il candore di Padre Brown • La saggezza di Padre Brown • L’incredulità di Padre Brown • Il segreto di Padre Brown • Lo scandalo di Padre Brown Gilbert Keith Chesterton nacque a Kensington nel 1874. Fu tra i primi grandi letterati inglesi a prendere posizione in favore del romanzo poliziesco. Si convertì dal protestantesimo al cattolicesimo diversi anni dopo aver creato Padre Brown, al quale aveva attribuito le sembianze del prete cattolico inglese John O’Connor. Morì a Londra nel 1936.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - The Wisdom of Father Brown - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chesterton’s fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an (More) 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.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - The Innocence of Father Brown - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown's ability to uncover the truth behind (More) the mystery continually surpasses that of the "experts" around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest's unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their own prejudices about Christianity. Combining captivating stories and insightful commentary, The Innocence of Father Brown is a delightful read.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - St. Francis of Assisi - Language: English, History & Biography - Format: ePub
Chesterton was an orthodox religious person, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism. In 1923, he wrote this short biography of St. Francis of Assisi, after whom Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose his papal name, Pope (More) Francis, when he was elected as the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, on 13 March 2013. The biography of St. Francis may help one understand why the Pope chose St. Francis as his namesake. Chesterton begins: "A sketch of St. Francis of Assisi in modern English may be written in one of three ways. Between these the writer must make his selection; ... First, he may deal with this great and most amazing man as a figure in secular history and a model of social virtues. ... Second, he may go to the opposite extreme, and decide, as it were, to be defiantly devotional. ... Third, he may try to do what I have tried to do here; ... I am here addressing the ordinary common man, sympathetic but sceptical, and I can only rather hazily hope that, by approaching the great saint's story through what is evidently picturesque and popular about it, I may at least leave the reader understanding a little more than he did before of the consistency of a complete character; ...."
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - Robert Louis Stevenson - Language: Spanish, History & Biography - Format: iSilo
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - Ortodoxia - Language: Spanish, Essay & Philosophy - Format: ePub, iSilo
Es éste, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los libros más representativos de G. K. Chesterton y probablemente su mejor ensayo. Una especie de autobiografía espiritual y vagabunda que completa lo iniciado en su libro Herejes, de 1905 (More) (Acantilado, 2007). Optimista y polémico, perspicaz tour de force hacia una filosofía del asombro agradecido y de la libertad mental y emocional, este libro es ya un clásico indiscutible. Chesterton consideraba este libro como un compañero de su libro Herejes. En el prefacio, el autor explica que el propósito del libro que es «intentar una explicación, no sobre si la fe cristiana puede ser creída, sino cómo fue que él llegó a creer en ella»
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - El hombre que fue Jueves - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: iSilo
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - El candor del Padre Brown - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: iSilo
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - The Man Who Was Thursday - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub, iSilo
In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in (More) an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consisting of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday...
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - Father Brown Complete - Language: English, Novel - Format: iSilo
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - The Man Who Knew Too Much - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential and prolific English writer of the early 20th century. He was a journalist, a poet and a novelist. He wrote 80 books and 200 short stories in addition to his other work. He (More) is perhaps best remembered for his ‘Father Brown’ stories; two collections of which are available at Librivox.org. ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ has some similarities to the Father Brown stories: Horne Fisher the eponymous hero is connected and indeed related to many of the high-ranking politicians of his age and thus ‘knows too much’ about the background of the mysteries in which he becomes embroiled and which he unravels.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith - The Complete Works of Chesterton - Language: English, Complete Works of - Format: ePub
One of the greatest writers of his time, G. K. Chesterton’s short stories, novels, poetry and essays demonstrate his unparalleled versatility in literature. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the complete FICTIONAL works, (More) with almost the complete fictional works too. Features: * concise introductions to the novels and other works * the complete Father Brown stories, including the very rare stories * the original Father Brown illustrations * ALL the novels, with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts * ALL of the short story collections, including DAYLIGHT AND NIGHTMARE, first time in digital print * special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem quickly and easily! * features 43 non-fiction books, each with contents tables * unique uncollected essays section, with rare articles by the great essayist * includes Chesterton’s autobiography– explore the writer’s literary life! * boasts a special criticism section, with four works examining Chesterton’s contribution to literature, including Patrick Braybrooke’s seminal work GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON * many images relating to Chesterton’s life, works, places and film adaptations * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Chesterton’s immense oeuvre
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