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The Resource The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Label
The Man Who Was Thursday
Title
The Man Who Was Thursday
Statement of responsibility
G.K. Chesterton ; introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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019940
Cataloging source
DLC
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1874-1936
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G. K. Chesterton
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
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a nightmare
Label
The Man Who Was Thursday
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003982
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307422019
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Man Who Was Thursday
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003982
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307422019
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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