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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

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Delicious, witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious, and philosophical speculations.

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Witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London. Brilliant social, religious, philosophical speculations.

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Widely considered as Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) defies classification. Subtitled 'A nightmare' by Chesterton, on one level it is a fast-moving and surreal detective story. Drawing on contemporary fears of anarchist conspiracies and bomb outrages, The Man Who Was Thursday is firmly rooted in its time and place - turn-of-the-century London - but it also defies temporal boundaries. Police Detective Syme finds himself drawn into a world that seems to have gone beyond humanity when he is elected 'Thursday', one of the members of the Central European Council of seven monarchs. Dreamlike, prophetic, and frequently funny, the novel attacks contemporary pessimism and, through a bizarre series of pursuits and unmaskings, returns Syme - and us - to earth more aware of its beauty, promise, and creative potential.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486251219
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. E-85-22002
Publication Date:
19860731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.35 lb

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Product details 144 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486251219 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London. Brilliant social, religious, philosophical speculations.

"Synopsis" by , Widely considered as Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) defies classification. Subtitled 'A nightmare' by Chesterton, on one level it is a fast-moving and surreal detective story. Drawing on contemporary fears of anarchist conspiracies and bomb outrages, The Man Who Was Thursday is firmly rooted in its time and place - turn-of-the-century London - but it also defies temporal boundaries. Police Detective Syme finds himself drawn into a world that seems to have gone beyond humanity when he is elected 'Thursday', one of the members of the Central European Council of seven monarchs. Dreamlike, prophetic, and frequently funny, the novel attacks contemporary pessimism and, through a bizarre series of pursuits and unmaskings, returns Syme - and us - to earth more aware of its beauty, promise, and creative potential.
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