The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare

G. K. CHESTERTON (1874 - 1936)

In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consisting of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday... (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication (poem): To Edmund Clerihew Bentley Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:04:14
Play 01 THE TWO POETS OF SAFFRON PARK Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:22:58
Play 02 THE SECRET OF GABRIEL SYME Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:17:45
Play 03 THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:24:00
Play 04 THE TALE OF A DETECTIVE Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:21:52
Play 05 THE FEAST OF FEAR Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:20:31
Play 06 THE EXPOSURE Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:18:55
Play 07 THE UNACCOUNTABLE CONDUCT OF PROFESSOR DE WORMS Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:19:32
Play 08 THE PROFESSOR EXPLAINS Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:27:18
Play 09 THE MAN IN SPECTACLES Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:34:02
Play 10 THE DUEL Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:34:24
Play 11 THE CRIMINALS CHASE THE POLICE Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:18:31
Play 12 THE EARTH IN ANARCHY Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:31:00
Play 13 THE PURSUIT OF THE PRESIDENT Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:21:41
Play 14 THE SIX PHILOSOPHERS Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:24:21
Play 15 THE ACCUSER Zachary Brewster-Geisz
00:19:29