The Man Who Was Thursday
The Man Who Was Thursday
A Nightmare
G. K. Chesterton

Edited by Matthew Beaumont


"The most thrilling book I have ever read." -Kingsley Amis

Part surrealistic comedy, part psychological thriller, G. K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday inventively unravels the nightmare of paradox and surprise to probe the mysteries of human behavior. The seven members of Europe's Central Anarchist Council, who, for reasons of security, call themselves by the names of the days of the week, have sworn to destroy the world. But events soon cast doubt upon their real identities, for the man called Thursday is not the passionate young poet he claims to be. Put into context by Matthew Beaumont's introduction, which examines the novel's modernism, background, and depiction of turn-of-the-century London, The Man Who Was Thursday is both a brilliant thriller and a trenchant look at modern life.

Title The Man Who Was Thursday
Subtitle A Nightmare
Author G. K. Chesterton
Edited by Matthew Beaumont
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 31 May 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 0141191465
ISBN-13 9780141191461
Publication Date 31 May 2011
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.
 


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