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The Club of Queer Trades

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Published by IndyPublish.com .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Classic fiction,
  • Classics,
  • Mystery & Detective - Traditional British,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11646228M
ISBN 101404343989
ISBN 109781404343986

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Free download of The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton. Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. Read, write reviews and more.   The Club of Queer Trades is a secretive and selective gathering of individuals that have each created an exceedingly original profession. Each one must practice and earn a satisfactory living from his unique profession. Most are preposterous Club of Queer Trades was not well-received by some literary by: 6. By: G. K. Chesterton A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the ‘mystic’ former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades.5/5(7). A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the 'mystic' former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades. (Summary by David Barnes)5/5(1).

  The first of my revelations, at any rate, shall be concerned with the Club of Queer Trades, which, as I have said, was one of this class, one which I was almost bound to come across sooner or later, because of my singular hobby/5(8). "The Club of Queer Trades" is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer trade", using the word "queer" in the sense of "peculiar"). The Club of Queer Trades revolves around the members of a London club who must invent their own peculiar and unique professions, and make a living from them. These six tales send up the British class system, the state of London in the Victoria era, the ironies of the law, and more. In The Club of Queer Trades, candidates qualify for admission by creating a thoroughly original profession and proving they can make a living from it. Six marvelously funny episodes with improbable plots are made especially pleasurable through Chesterton's vivid descriptions of late Victorian London, sly pokes at the legal system, and a.