G.K. Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades (Radio adaptation)+ full text in pdf
Радиопостановка работы Гилберта Кийта Честертона "Клуб удивительных профессий(промыслов)".Радио постановка содержит 6 эпизодов.
This radio adaptation "The Club of Queer Trades" dramatised by Simon Littlefield and directed by Simon Nichols consist of 6 episodes.
1 'The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown'
2 'The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation'
3 'The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit'
4 'The Singular Speculation of the House Agent'
5 'The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd'
6 'The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady'
This excellent half-parody of the detective story (particularly of the Sherlock Holmes stories) is a good introduction to the whimsical, off-beat style of G. K. Chesterton, one of the most unusual authors of British detective fiction of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Chesterton, who was for a time the president of the Detection Club (to which many great British detective novelists belonged), was a prolific author. Among his works of detective fiction are The Club of Queer Trades, the Father Brown stories (of which 5 books were published, and which are now also available in a single volume), and The Man Who was Thursday, a book which combines the flavor of the detective novel with adventure, mystery, and even theology. Perhaps even The Napoleon of Notting Hill, with its unexpected turns reminiscent of the gothic fiction (which indirectly spawned detective fiction), could be considered part of the legacy. On the other hand, nearly all of Chesterton's novels and short stories bear a slightly surrealistic mark---although they are by no means unrealistic. Perhaps it is his common sense which makes his stories seem surreal at points; for ``common sense'' is by no means common.
Chesterton was wary of the mechanistic tendencies of the early twentieth century. His London of the nineteen-eighties (portrayed in The Napoleon of Notting Hill) still used horse-drawn hansom cabs. In the second chapter of The Club of Queer Trades, Lord Beaumont asks the protagonist, `` 'Are you a modern, Basil?' 'No,' said Basil, loudly and cheerfully...''. In fact, Chesterton uses the adjective 'modern' with consistently negative connotations.
It is clear that inhabitants of this modern world are not all enamoured of its modernity. Even those who cannot do without their cars, CD players, and computers still buy millions of books of fantasy each year. Not surprisingly, many of them also enjoy Chesterton's whimsical (he would vigorously deny being a reactionary) style.
Files description :
Audio file format: mp3
Bit rate: 192 kbps
Size: 242Mb (audio(81Mb+80.9Mb+80.9Mb)+text(441Kb))
Running time: in total 6 episodes (about 2 hour 49 mins)
Each archive is not a multivolume rar archive. Each file is a separate independent archive.
Each archive consists of 2 episodes.
see more about the author here:
http://www.catholicauthors.com/chesterton.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton
see text in Russian here:
some similar posts on englishtips:
see Christmas by Gilbert Keith Chesterton from "All things considered" mp3 + text which has been posted by aline
see Father Brown stories which has been posted by ss99 and links for BBC adaptation in comments
see The Man Who was Thursday (BBC adaptation)+ full text in pdf here:
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