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The Man Who Was Thursday By G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

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A group of anarchists dedicated to overthrowing the world order are under surveillance by Scotland Yard, and Detective Gabriel Syme must infiltrate their ranks. Dreamlike, prophetic, and funny, The Man Who Was Thursday is a fast-moving and surreal boys' own detective story, and a highly anarchic take on anarchy.

The Man Who Was Thursday Summary

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Gabriel Syme is dispatched by Scotland Yard on a secret mission to infiltrate the Central Anarchist Council - an organization plotting to bring down the existing social order. The seven members of the group are named after days of the week, with the mysterious Sunday - who calls himself 'the Sabbath and the peace of God' - as their leader and mastermind. Having successfully infiltrated their ranks, Syme himself becomes known as 'Thursday'. But he soon finds himself in a surreal waking nightmare, in which the lines between freedom and order, fact and fiction, become irrevocably blurred.

Written in 1908, and drawing heavily on contemporary fears of anarchist conspiracies and bomb plots, The Man Who Was Thursday remains uncannily relevant. It is a fascinating mystery, a spellbinding allegory and an entirely chilling classic of crime fiction.

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"'A powerful picture of the loneliness and bewilderment which each of us encounters in his single-handed struggle with the universe.' C. S. Lewis"

About G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton has been described as one of the most unjustly neglected writers of our time. Born in 1874, he became a journalist and later began writing books and pamphlets. Perhaps best known for his popular Father Brown stories, his work includes novels, literary and social criticism, political papers and spiritual essays. Chesterton is one of the few authors who are genuinely timeless and whose work has as much relevance today as when it was written.

Robert Giddings is a literary critic and broadcaster who regularly writes for publications including the Tribune and the Dickensian. He is the author of A Student's Guide to Charles Dickens, and co-author with Keith Selby of The Classic Serial on Television and Radio.

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The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
Used - Very Good
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