A group of anarchists are under surveillance by Scotland Yard in Chesterton's hugely popular metaphysical thriller.
The Supreme Anarchists Council is dedicated to overthrowing the world order. To keep their identities a secret, each of them has been named a day of the week. Gabriel Syme, an eccentric poet, is recruited by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the group. He tracks down the six men and manages to win a place on the council. But in a bizarre and surreal twist of events, Syme realises that five of the six members are not at all what they seem...
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in 1874, the son of a prosperous estate agent in west London.After working in publishing for a few years, he became a regular newspaper columnist. As well as being a great debater and well-known social critic,Chestertonwrote aroundeighty books, several hundred poems, sometwo hundredshort stories,four thousandessays as well asa number ofplays.THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAYisperhaps his best-known novel. He died in 1936.