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About this and this, he cried; about order and anarchy. There is your precious order, that lean, iron lamp, ugly and barren; and there is anarchy, rich, living, reproducing itself—there is anarchy, splendid in green and gold.
G.K.
Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday
A Nightmare
 
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
 
At first read, G.K. Chesterton’s the Man Who Was Thursday is a zany mystery story filled with often surreal twists that turn more traditional thrillers on their ear. Set in a fantastic London where the ridiculous never nears the sublime, our hero, Gabriel Syme revolts against the status quo and breaks out as—normal. Yet Syme’s normalcy provides the perfect foil to illustrate the insanity around him—and for Chesterton to illustrate the insanity he saw in turn-of-the-century London.
 
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CONTENTS
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NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD & CO., 1908
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999
 
  1. The Two Poets of Saffron Park
  2. The Secret of Gabriel Syme
  3. The Man Who Was Thursday
  4. The Tale of a Detective
  5. The Feast of Fear
  6. The Exposure
  7. The Unaccountable Conduct of Professor De Worms
  8. The Professor Explains
  9. The Man in Spectacles
  10. The Duel
  11. The Criminals Chase the Police
  12. The Earth in Anarchy
  13. The Pursuit of the President
  14. The Six Philosophers
  15. The Accuser



 
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