The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton (Heathen Edition)

The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare

Spine #5
G.K. Chesterton
First Edition
Heathen Edition
March 24, 2019
January 30, 2023
Heathen Genera
Victorian Grit
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"THIS IS THE SITUATION: The head of one of our departments, one of the most celebrated detectives in Europe, has long been of opinion that a purely intellectual conspiracy would soon threaten the very existence of civilization. He is certain that the scientific and artistic worlds are silently bound in a crusade against the Family and the State. He has, therefore, formed a special corps of policemen, policemen who are also philosophers . . ."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English journalist, poet, biographer, historian, debater, radio personality, and novelist who wrote more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects. He is best known for his beloved Father Brown series of detective stories and The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, his genre-defying masterpiece that centers on poet-turned-detective Gabriel Syme in turn-of-the-century London as he infiltrates and pursues members of an anarchists’ society who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Button your frock coat and hold tight to your bowler hat as Chesterton plunges you through philosophical discourse, surreal allegory, metaphysical thriller, detective farce, dystopian fairy tale, and gothic romance in a madcap rollick that is, above all, indubitably entertaining!

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"A raucous carnival of genres: thriller, farce, detective story, dystopia, fairy tale, and gothic romance."
Simon Hammond
The Guardian