The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (The Best Adventure Stories Ever)

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (The Best Adventure Stories Ever)

by G . K . Chesterton (Author)


A group of anarchists are under surveillance by Scotland Yard in Chesterton's hugely popular metaphysical thriller. The Supreme Anarchists Council is dedicated to overthrowing the world order. To keep their identities a secret, each of them has been named a day of the week. Gabriel Syme, an eccentric poet, is recruited by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the group. He tracks down the six men and manages to win a place on the council. But in a bizarre and surreal twist of events, Syme realises that five of the six members are not at all what they seem...


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: Pbk. Ed
Publisher: Headline Review
Published: 12 Jul 2007

ISBN 10: 0755338863
ISBN 13: 9780755338863
Book Overview: The fantastically surreal classic from a master of suspense

Author Bio

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in 1874, the son of a prosperous estate agent in west London. After working in publishing for a few years, he became a regular newspaper columnist. As well as being a great debater and well-known social critic, Chesterton wrote around eighty books, several hundred poems, some two hundred short stories; four thousand essays as well as a number of plays. THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY is perhaps his best-known novel. He died in 1936.