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At first, The Man Who Was Thursday seems no more than a detective story that also has both poetry and politics, as well. But it soon becomes a mystery that grows more mysterious, until it is nothing less than the mystery of creation itself. This is Chesterton's most famous novel. Never out of print since it was first published in 1908, critics immediately hailed it as "amazingly clever," "a remarkable acrobatic performance," and "a scurrying, door-slamming farce that ends like a chapter in the Apocalypse." One reviewer described how he had read it in one sitting and put it down, "completely dazed."
"This book is Chesterton at his best. Every scene is perfect. Every line is a gem." (The American Chesterton Society)
"It is very difficult to classify The Man Who Was Thursday. It is possible to say that it is a gripping adventure story of murderous criminals and brilliant policemen; but it was to be expected that the author of the Father Brown stories should tell a detective story like no-one else. On this level, therefore, The Man Who Was Thursday succeeds superbly; if nothing else, it is a magnificent tour-de-force of suspense-writing." (World Wide School Library)
Inhaltsangabe: I say that there are some inhabitants who may remember the evening if only by that oppressive sky. There are others who may remember it because it marked the first appearance in the place of the second poet of Saffron Park. For a long time the red-haired revolutionary had reigned without a rival; it was upon the night of the sunset that his solitude suddenly ended. The new poet, who introduced himself by the name of Gabriel Syme was a very mild-looking mortal, with a fair, pointed beard and faint, yellow hair. But an impression grew that he was less meek than he looked. He signalised his entrance by differing with the established poet, Gregory, upon the whole nature of poetry. He said that he (Syme) was poet of law, a poet of order; nay, he said he was a poet of respectability. So all the Saffron Parkers looked at him as if he had that moment fallen out of that impossible sky.
Buchbeschreibung Sheed and Ward. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0836205944I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Sheed and Ward, 1975. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. first thus. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP15084361
Buchbeschreibung Sheed and Ward, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0836205944
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Buchbeschreibung NY: Sheed & Ward, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. VG+, unmarked HB; DJ-VG. xxx + 199 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004978
Buchbeschreibung Sheed & Ward, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book has light age toning to the top page ends, else fine. BroDart protected jacket has light wear to the top edges and a 1" crease on the front cover near top. First edition thus / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PC 22-20
Buchbeschreibung Dodd, Mead, 1952. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. Light edge wear to jacket. $2.75 price on jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 067933
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808362059473.0
Buchbeschreibung Sheed and Ward, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 836205944
Buchbeschreibung Sheed and Ward, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0836205944