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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

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Publisher Comments:

G. K. Chesterton's surreal masterpiece is a psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Chesterton explores the meanings of their disguised identities in what is a fascinating mystery and, ultimately, a spellbinding allegory. As Jonathan Lethem remarks in his Introduction, "The real characters are the ideas. Chesterton's nutty agenda is really quite simple: to expose moral relativism and parlor nihilism for the devils he believes them to be. This wouldn't be interesting at all, though, if he didn't also show such passion for giving the devil his due. He animates the forces of chaos and anarchy with every ounce of imaginative verve and rhetorical force in his body."

Review:

"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 the Author

Chesterton was a critic, novelist, and poet. He studied art at the Slade School of Art, and then turned to writing. He became a Catholic in 1922, and then wrote mainly on religious topics, including lives of Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas.

Jonathan Lethem is the author of five novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757914
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Lethem, Jonathan
Introduction:
Lethem, Jonathan
Author:
Lethem, Jonathan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
106-767
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.89x5.09x.44 in. .41 lbs.

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