The Fairy Tale of Father Brown

The original manuscript

CHESTERTON, G.K.

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF A FATHER BROWN STORY

CHESTERTON, G.K. The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The original manuscript

1914.

Original manuscript. Together eighteen foolscap pages plus a title page. The first six pages are in typescript with frequent and sometimes extensive holograph emendations in Chesterton's hand. The following four pages are holograph in Chesterton's densely written hand, followed by five and a half pages of holograph manuscript in the hand of an amanuensis (noted as being Miss Alepat on the title page), with occasional corrections in Chesterton's hand, followed by two further pages of holograph manuscript in Chesterton's hand. Each held in a clear archival sleeve and the whole bound in black card backed boards and housed in a slipcase. Occasional small stains and smudges to the typescript pages, otherwise fresh and well presented.

The original manuscript of the final story which makes up the second Father Brown collection, The Wisdom of Father Brown.
The story is a classic example of its type, from Chesterton's golden period of detective story writing, where Father Brown, on holiday in a small German province, solves a fifty year old mystery whilst sitting in a beer garden.

Stock ID: 39854

£7,500.00

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