This is quite possibly, Chesterton's most famous novel. All that G.K. Chesterton's critics labeled him- devotional, impious, confounding, intelligent, humorous, bombastic- he wove into The Man Who Was Thursday. This page-turner sends characters bobbing around a delightfully confusing plot of mythic proportions. The story begins when two poets meet. Gabriel Syme is a poet of law. Lucian Gregory is a poetic anarchist. As the poets protest their respective philosophies, they strike a challenge. In the ruckus that ensues, the Central European Council of Anarchists elects Syme to the post of Thursday, one of their seven chief council positions. Undercover. On the run, Syme meets with Sunday, the head of the council, a man so outrageously mysterious that his antics confound both the law-abiding and the anarchist. Who is lawful? Who is immoral? Such questions are strangely in the presence of Sunday. He is wholly other. He is above the timeless questions of humanity and also somehow behind them. Review: G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London. He matured into one of the great journalists, philosophers, novelists and personalities of the twentieth century. Chesterton offered inspiration to many others, including his fellow Brit C.S. Lewis. His much-loved works include The Everlasting Man, Saint Francis of Assisi, Orthodoxy and the Father Brown series of mystery novels.