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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But I loved the imagery and the character development. - Goodreads
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It is optimism couched in pessimistic premise. - Goodreads

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If one is a Christian looking for a book to hand to an atheist friend to explain why the God of Israel, the God of Job, is *not* a total dick, this is probably not that book, though I think it ... 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 was born in London, England, in 1874. He went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are"The Man Who Was Thursday", a metaphysical thriller, and "The Everlasting Man", a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics such as "Orthodoxy" and "Heretics". Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown". Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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