The Man Who Was Thursday (Paperback)

a Nightmare: Special Edition

By G. K. Chesterton

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781718636200, 164pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/21/2018)
Library Binding (11/15/2005)
Paperback (9/24/2019)
Paperback (5/18/2018)
Paperback (12/25/2019)
Paperback (1/13/2017)
Paperback (5/16/2017)
Paperback (7/30/2008)
Paperback (10/23/2019)
Paperback (1/14/2009)
Paperback (3/18/2017)
Paperback (2/27/2020)
Paperback (5/8/2017)

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Description

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book has been referred to as a metaphysical thriller. Although it deals with anarchists, the novel is not an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist thought; Chesterton's ad hoc construction of "Philosophical Anarchism" is distinguished from ordinary anarchism and is referred to several times not so much as a rebellion against government but as a rebellion against God. The novel has been described 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." We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.