The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades

Large Print - 2006
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A whimsical story cycle originally published in 1905. Each tale concerns a man who has developed a completely new and different way to make a living, such as the head of the Adventure and Romance Agency, who provides adventure and romance to everyday people; and a Professional Detainer, who is hired to make people late.
Publisher: Teddington, Middlesex England : Echo Library, c2006.
ISBN: 9781406821833
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 23 cm.


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hania4987 Feb 21, 2014

These are 6 short stories with puzzles and quirky characters and curious events. Chesterton's dry humor is on display.

theorbys Jun 28, 2013

While the English did not produce great intellectual artistic movements like Dada and Surrealism, there is a strong, unique tradition of eccentric, often visionary, and fantastic literature by writers like Dickens, Carroll, Stapledon, Tolkien, Machen, and many more which Chesterton is quite at home in. His writing is particularly witty and offbeat. He, and many of these writers, were favorites of J L Borges who read them in preference to the more illustrious Continental writers, and I think with good reason. Give this small book of short tales a try.


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