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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.

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\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:
9780307422019
Subtitle:
A Nightmare
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction:
Lethem, Jonathan
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Author:
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Author:
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Metaphysics -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
198

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Classic and Allegory
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Metaphysics » Fiction

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