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. Download and start listening now!