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Widely considered as Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday defies classification. Drawing on contemporary fears of anarchist conspiracies and bomb outrages, this text is firmly rooted in its time and place--turn of the century London--but it also defies temporal boundaries.
This is by far Chesterton's most well-known and famous novel. It is, on its surface, a detective story. But at its core, it is a mystery that struggles more with morals and politics than anarchists and bombs. While these are a large part of the story, they often act more as symbols than main parts of the story. This is a book that will keep readers guessing until the very end and one that will keep them thinking until they pick it up again.--Submitted by Naomi Renee
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