The Man Who Was Thursday / Edition 1

The Man Who Was Thursday / Edition 1

by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586170422

ISBN-13: 9781586170424

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Ignatius Press

This edition of Chesterton's masterpiece and most famous novel, The Man Who Was Thursday, explicates and enriches the complete text with extensive footnotes, together with an introductory essay on the metaphysical meaning of Chesterton's profound allegory. Martin Gardner sees the novel's anarchists as symbols of our God-given free will, and the mysterious

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This edition of Chesterton's masterpiece and most famous novel, The Man Who Was Thursday, explicates and enriches the complete text with extensive footnotes, together with an introductory essay on the metaphysical meaning of Chesterton's profound allegory. Martin Gardner sees the novel's anarchists as symbols of our God-given free will, and the mysterious Sunday as representing Nature, with its strange mixture of good and evil when considered as distinct from God, as a mask hiding the transcendental face of the creator. The book also includes a bibliography listing the novel's many earlier editions and stage dramatizations, as well as numerous illustrations that further illuminate the text. Illustrated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586170424
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
Annotated
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
608,683
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Dedication25
IThe Two Poets of Saffron Park31
IIThe Secret of Gabriel Syme50
IIIThe Man Who Was Thursday60
IVThe Tale of a Detective74
VThe Feast of Fear90
VIThe Exposure102
VIIThe Unaccountable Conduct of Professor de Worms114
VIIIThe Professor Explains129
IXThe Man in Spectacles145
XThe Duel167
XIThe Criminals Chase the Police187
XIIThe Earth in Anarchy198
XIIIThe Pursuit of the President220
XIVThe Six Philosophers238
XVThe Accuser254
Appendix267
Bibliography285

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