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The Poet and the Lunatics: Episodes in the Life of Gabriel Gale
Author:G. K. Chesterton
Retail Price:$8.95
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Format:Book
Pages:160
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Dimensions:5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN:0486478432
EAN:978-0-486-47843-2
UPC:800759478439
An eccentric poet acts as spiritual detective in eight thought-provoking tales. Gabriel Gale employs his extraordinary gifts of empathy to solve and prevent crimes perpetrated by madmen. His philosophical police-work forms the basis for captivating explorations of poetry, insanity, and sin — all expressed in the author's characteristic paradoxes and soaring flights of rhetoric.
Best known as the creator of priest-detective Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) ranks among the twentieth century's most influential writers and thinkers. His prodigious talents embraced a wide range of subjects and genres, from philosophy and religion to history, literary criticism, and fantasy.
Reprint of the Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1929 edition.

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