The Man Who Was Thursday: Green Popular Penguins

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G.K. Chesterton's 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, is a metaphysical thriller, and a detective story filled with poetry and politics. Gabriel Syme is a poet and a police detective. Lucian Gregory is a poet and a bomb-throwing anarchist. Syme infiltrates a secret meeting of anarchists and becomes 'Thursday', one of the seven members of the Central Anarchist Council. He soon learns, however, that he is not the only one in disguise, and the nightmare begins... The Green Popular Penguins StoryIt was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company - and change the world. In 1935 the Penguin was born, but it took until the late 1940s for the Crime and Mystery series to emerge. The genre thrived in the post-war austerity of the 1940s, and reached heights of popularity by the 1960s. Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.

Details

Author(s)
G. K. Chesterton
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
109 x 180 x 13mm | 120g
Publication date
24 Jul 2013
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Publication City/Country
Hawthorn, Australia
ISBN10
0143570161
ISBN13
9780143570165
Bestsellers rank
224,185