The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

A Nightmare / by G. K. Chesterton

Book - 1908
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Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co., c1908.
Branch Call Number: X
PR4453.C44 M345 1908
Characteristics: 281 p. ; 20 cm.

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dennismmiller
Oct 06, 2017

Thursday is one of the seven heads of a global anarchist conspiracy bent on overthrowing all order and authority, under the leadership of the terrible, terrific genius Sunday. He is also Gabriel Syme, a policeman bent on infiltrating that looking-glass world where black is white and right is wrong, a nightmare that might be more real than he suspects.

Like Kafka turned upside down, The Man Who Was Thursday depicts life as a nightmare duel with an unknown adversary, each of us alone against a world ruled by sinister forces - but not nearly as alone as we imagine.

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