Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday is rather prototypical of this aesthetic (which seems to be an exclusively 20th-and-later century phenomenon.)
Somewhere on the title page of the first edition Chesterton did, after all, refer to this biblical exegesis of his as "A Nightmare".
I suspect that the omission of the author's little hint in many later editions was the evildoing of certain publishers (or lazy typesetters?). Is this a paranoid supposition on my part?