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  • The Man Who Was Thursday

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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Chesterton's allegorical masterpiece is a surreal, psychologically thrilling novel that centres on seven anarchists in turn of the century London who call themselves by the names of days of the week. The story begins when poet Gabriel Syme is recruited as a detective to a secret anarchist division of Scotland Yard by a shrouded, nameless person. Syme infiltrates a secret meeting of anarchists who are intent on destroying the world and becomes known as 'Thursday', one of the seven members of the Central Anarchist Council.

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  • The Man Who Was Thursday

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-01-08


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Reviewed: 13-01-15

I guessed the identity of the main protagonist about mid way through and was curious how the story would be resolved. I was disappointed. It was very surreal and then cliched.

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