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The Man who was Thursday : a nightmare

The seven members of the Central Anarchist Council call themselves by the days of the week. The man called Thursday is a Scotland Yard detective.

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  • "Wild, mad, hilarious and profoundly moving tale, the man who was Thursday"@en
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  • "The seven members of the Central Anarchist Council call themselves by the days of the week. The man called Thursday is a Scotland Yard detective."@en
  • "The metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, written by G. K. Chesterton in 1908, deals with a philosophical or theological anarchism; more a rejection of God than a rejection of government. The novel was described by Adam Gopnik as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges.""
  • "A fantastic metaphysical thriller by prolific English author G.K. Chesterton. In a surreal alternative reality version of turn-of-the-century London, a man is recruited by Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce, and finds himself investigating a weird underground anarchist movement."@en
  • "Chesterton's masterpiece is a surreal, psychologically thrilling novel which centres on seven anarchists in turn of the century London who call themselves by the names of days of the week."@en
  • "Gabriel Syme must infiltrate and try to thwart an anarchist cell, at whose heart is the mysterious and ambiguous Sunday, a man whose powers seem almost godlike. Syme's mission leads him through the back ways of Victorian London and on a wild chase through the French countryside."
  • "Widely considered as Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) defies classification. Subtitled 'A nightmare' by Chesterton, on one level it is a fast-moving and surreal detective story. Drawing on contemporary fears of anarchist conspiracies and bomb outrages, The Man Who Was Thursday is firmly rooted in its time and place - turn-of-the-century London - but it also defies temporal boundaries. Police Detective Syme finds himself drawn into a world that seems to have gone beyond humanity when he is elected 'Thursday', one of the members of the Central European Council of seven monarchs. Dreamlike, prophetic, and frequently funny, the novel attacks contemporary pessimism and, through a bizarre series of pursuits and unmaskings, returns Syme - and us - to earth more aware of its beauty, promise, and creative potential."
  • "In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe's Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission. When he discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations, and as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies."@en
  • "In The Man Who Was Thursday we are transported to a surreal turn-of-the-century London. Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits."@en
  • "Delicious, witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious and philosophical speculations.-Publisher description."@en
  • "An allegory of human life about a group of anarchists in a plot to destroy the world."@en
  • ""Ostensibly a tale of mystery and espionage, this story about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London is also--on a deeper level--a vehicle for social, religious, and philosophical commentary."--Back cover."
  • "In a surreal turn-of-the century London, Gabriel Syme is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist task force at Scotland Yard. The central anarchist council consists of seven men, each named for a day of the week. Syme maneuvers to be elected to the council, and becomes Thursday."
  • "There are seven members of the Central Anarchist Council who, for reasons of security, call themselves by the names of days of the week. But events soon cast doubt upon their real identities, for Thursday is not the passionate young poet he appears to be, but rather a Scotland Yard detective. Who and what are the others?"@en
  • "Seven members of the radical Central Anarchist Council name themselves after the days of the week. The man who was Thursday is not the impassioned young poet he pretends to be, but a member of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist squad."
  • "Widely considered to be Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday is a spellbinding psychological thriller which defies easy classification. Both a fascinating detective mystery and a surreal exploration of truth and relativism, it centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Hearing of this council of anarchists bent on the destruction of society, law, and religion, the young poet Gabriel Syme joins a chapter of detectives with the mission to fight this monstrous conspiracy. But when he accidentally walks into a meeting of the Council of Seven Days itself, Syme boldly asks to be made a replacement for a recently deceased member, Thursday. As he does his best to undo his colleagues while staying undercover himself, a bizarre series of pursuits and unmaskings unfolds."
  • "A clever detective infiltrates the Council of Days, a secret organization of anarchists with seven members, each disguised and named for a day of the week."@en
  • "Set in a phantasmagoric London where policemen are poets and anarchists camouflage themselves as, well, anarchists, Chesterton's 1907 novel offers up one highly colored enigma after another. If that weren't enough, the author also throws in an elephant chase and a hot-air-balloon pursuit in which the pursuers suffer from "the persistent refusal of the balloon to follow the roads, and the still more persistent refusal of the cabmen to follow the balloon." -Amazon.com."@en
  • "A clever detective infiltrates the Council of Days, a secret organization of anarchists with seven members, each disguised and named for a day of the week."
  • "In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe's Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of 'Thursday'. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined ..."
  • "G. K. Chesterton's surreal masterpiece is a psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Chesterton explores the meanings of their disguised identities in what is a fascinating mystery and, ultimately, a spellbinding allegory. As Jonathan Lethem remarks in his Introduction, The real characters are the ideas. Chesterton's nutty agenda is really quite simple: to expose moral relativism and parlor nihilism for the devils he believes them to be. This wouldn't be interesting at all, though, if he didn't also show such passion for giving the devil his due. He animates the forces of chaos and anarchy with every ounce of imaginative verve and rhetorical force in his body. From the Trade Paperback edition."
  • "Chesterton’s finest achievement—at once a gripping thriller and a powerful allegory In a colorful neighborhood of West London, two poets are at each other’s throats. Gregory is an anarchist who longs to upend civilization with the power of his words, while Syme is a man of reason, convinced his opponent’s beliefs are nothing but a fashionable pose. To prove his seriousness, Gregory introduces Syme to the central council of European radicals, where the newcomer is given the codename “Thursday.” Though none will admit it, every man in the council is a liar—and each is deadly in his own way. Gregory has no inkling that his new comrade Syme is an undercover detective, sent by Scotland Yard to destroy the council from within. But as the other men reveal their secrets in turn, it becomes clear that Thursday is not the enemy; it is the mysterious figure named Sunday whom they all should fear. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices."@en

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