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The Man Who Was Thursday
Author: G. K. Chesterton

ISBN: 9780141199771
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 27 September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.0 x 1.3
In this strange, haunting novel of anarchists and undercover policemen, Gabriel Syme is sent by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the Central Anarchist Council, and soon finds himself voted to the position of 'Thursday'. As Syme digs deeper, his discoveries about the anarchists and their plans lead to a desperate chase across Europe. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: the leader, Sunday...

G. K. Chesterton's exploration of cultural pessimism and religious conviction mixes nightmarish paranoia, parable and political humour, and has been described as the best spy book ever written.

About the Author

G.K. Chesterton was born in 1874 and educated at St Paul's School in London. After two unfinished degrees in both illustration and literature, he became an artist, columnist, arts critic and prolific writer. The religious esotericism of his youth increasingly gave way to orthodox Christianity, and he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922, going on to become Knight Commander with Star of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great. A very large man of 6'4" and 21 stone, Chesterto...

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