The Man Who Was Thursday
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. This critical edition includes several short related pieces, "A Picture of Tuesday",... show more
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. This critical edition includes several short related pieces, "A Picture of Tuesday", "Introduction to the Book of Job", and "The Diabolist", as well as a map of contemporary London and detailed explanatory notes.
Publish date: November 21st 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
I really enjoyed this, but couldn't begin to explain it. It's sort of like an appealing but absurd poem with religious and philosophical undertones.
Some 20 years ago, I went to a "Haunted Trail" on Halloween. This was a thing I used to do on Halloween, and I went with a few friends of mine, as I usually did. It was fun and frightening and enticing, as a good haunted trail should be, but then, at the end of said trail, we were treated to a ten...
Slacktivist, aka Fred Clark said I should read this, and so I have. Were I able to give this +s and -s, I'd rate it 4*-, which means it was a pretty good book. Some of my problems with it might be that I didn't understand its deeper meanings. It's likely allegorical or symbolic or something. The sto...
This review will be kind of a complaint. I've wanted to read Chesterton for awhile, being interested in his Catholicism and in his reputed brilliance. Brilliant he certainly is, and the start of this book really grabbed me, opening like the kind of breakneck-paced adventure novel that Jules Verne m...
I finished this book on Thursday September 26, 2013. Coincidence? Fortuitous? Ironic? Or just plain irrelevant?I went into this book without any inkling of what it is about . All I know is that it is by [a:G.K. Chesterton|7014283|G.K. Chesterton|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/136586064...
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