From the Back Cover
The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) was the first collection of stories featuring the ecclesiastical sleuth and is widely considered the best. In this annotated edition of the collection, the Chesterton scholar Martin Gardner provides detailed notes and background information on various aspects of such stories as "The Blue Cross," "The Secret Garden," "The Invisible Man," "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo," and seven more, as well as an informative introduction and an extensive bibliography. Included also are eight illustrations reproduced from the first edition. The result is an indispensable companion for all Chesterton enthusiasts and a perfect introduction for anyone who has yet to meet the incomparable Father Brown.
About the Author
About the Editor:
Martin Gardner, the world-famous popular writer on mathematics, science, and philosophy, is the annotator of several books, including The Annotated Snark, The Annotated Ancient Mariner, and The Annotated Alice, as well as the author of many other books, including The Sacred Beetle and Puzzles from Other Worlds.