The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades

eBook - 2015
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"The Club of Queer Trades" is a collection of stories by Gilbert Keith Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centred 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"). To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of earning a living and the subsequent trade being the main source of income.
Publisher: [United States] : Otbebookpublishing : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9783956763151


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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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