Mod Lib Man Who Was Thursday

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
G. K. Chesterton
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
133 x 201 x 13mm | 180g
Publication date
09 Oct 2001
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Modern Library Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
ISBN10
0375757910
ISBN13
9780375757914
Bestsellers rank
174,344