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This witty, fast-paced tale brings the reader into a turn-of-the-century London club of anarchists. Their detective Syme is determined to find out all he can about their club, when he is suddenly elected to fill a vacancy on their council! Soon caught up in a bomb scheme, the story grows cheerfully bizarre, serving as a vehicle for Chesterton's philosophical, political, and religious speculations that are served in his standard irreverence and wit. 120 pages, softcover.
Delicious, witty, fast-paced novel about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London and a poet/sleuth who infiltrates their ranks. Inventive and ingenious story becomes a vehicle for Chesterton's brilliant social, religious, and philosophical speculations.