The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

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Publisher: Penguin Books
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Pages: 181
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Discover G.K. Chesterton's mysterious and thrilling novel, The Man Who Was Thursday, with this Penguin Classics edition. Get ready to be taken on an adventure full of deception, subterfuge, double-crosses and secret identities as Scotland Yard detective Gabriel Syme infiltrates the Central Anarchist Council and attempts to bring justice to those plotting destruction in the world. Edited with an introduction by Matthew Beaumont, The Man Who Was Thursday offers readers a truly captivating experience that is sure to tantalize their imagination. Follow Gabriel Syme's journey across Europe as he discovers another undercover policeman on the council and begins to doubt his mission and purpose in bringing down the chaotic forces at work. Take this opportunity now to pick up a copy of The Man Who Was Thursday and get lost in a tale full of suspenseful surprises.
G. K. Chesterton:
G. K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific English journalist and author best known for his mystery series featuring the priest-detective Father Brown and for the metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday. Baptized into the Church of England, Chesterton underwent a crisis of faith as a young man and became fascinated with the occult. He eventually converted to Roman Catholicism and published some of Christianity's most influential apologetics, including Heretics and Orthodoxy.

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Riley Winter
Incredible Chestertonian Wonderland!

This book is a veritable Chestertonian rendition of Alice in Wonderland; filled with all the wit and humor of his essays, yet the increasingly mad undertones flesh out the mysterious plot. Both a great introduction to Chesterton and a delightful read for long time fans, I would highly recommend this novel!

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Bob Lazar
Absurdity at its best

A great read full of mystery and absurdity

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Wilson
A beautiful mystery

In keeping with Chesterton's writings, both fiction and nonfiction, The Man Who Was Thursday is a delightful read. True to its subtitle: "A Nightmare", it tells the reader a strange and otherworldly story that is at once puzzling and consoling. To anyone interested in getting to know Chesterton's longer works (although this one is less than 200 pages), I would say this is the best place to start.

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