The Man Who Was Thursday

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Bibliolis Books, 2010 - Fiction - 200 pages
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First published in 1908, The Man Who Was Thursday is often described as a metaphysical thriller, but it goes much deeper than that, as the anarchists are not only in a rebellion with the government, but often with God as well. Set in turn of the century London, Gabriel Syme is part of a secret task force at Scotland Yard, sent undercover to investigate the anarchists. He infiltrates the anarchist's world, meeting an openly anarchist poet, Lucian Gregory, at a party. This meeting sets off a sequence of nightmarish events that will keep you glued to every gripping page of The Man Who Was Thursday.
  

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I loved Chesterton's prose. - Goodreads
Strong start, weak ending. - Goodreads
Very interesting read by a fantastic writer. - Goodreads
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This book is a great introduction to Chesterton. - Goodreads
It is optimism couched in pessimistic premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Allison Anderson - Goodreads

I just finished this and feel like I'm in a daze! I cannot remember ever reading a more brilliantly written novel. The twists and turns in the plot are beyond anything I could have guessed. The ending I'm still trying to figure out... Read full review

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Well, this was rather surreal! I really liked it, and it's bizzare humour. There was the odd bit it got stuck in a little loop of dialogue, but overall it was good Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
36
Section 5
48
Section 6
58
Section 7
68
Section 8
79
Section 9
94
Section 10
112
Section 11
130
Section 12
140
Section 13
159
Section 14
173
Section 15
187
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out." Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Progressivism and Conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and John Ruskin.

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