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About the Author: G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. He also edited his own newspaper, G.K.’s Weekly.

Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.


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Hardcover, Published in Nov 2008 by Pomona Press

ISBN10: 1443732826 | ISBN13: 9781443732826

Page count: 254

This antiquarian book contains G.K. Chesterton's 1908 masterpiece, 'The Man Who Was Thursday'. Gabriel Syme is a detective and poet. Lucian Gregory is a poet and a hard-core anarchist. After infiltrating a clandestine anarchists meeting, Syme assumes the role of one of the select group of members that makes up the 'Central Anarchist Council', and soon discovers that he is not the only person-in-disguise. A metaphysical thriller and engrossing detective story, this is a text that will appeal to those with an interest in poetry and politics, and is one not to be missed by fans of Chesterton's riveting fiction. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 1936) was an English writer, theologian, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, poet, and critic. This vintage classic is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a new prefatory biography of the author."

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