The Book of Spies: An Anthology of Literary Espionage

The Book of Spies: An Anthology of Literary Espionage

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Overview

Here is an extraordinary collection of the world’s best literary espionage, selected by Alan Furst, a contemporary master of the genre. The Book of Spies brings us the aristocratic intrigues of The Scarlet Pimpernel, in which French émigrés duel with Robespierre’s secret service; the savage political realities of the 1930s in Eric Ambler’s classic A Coffin for Dimitrios; the ordinary (well, almost) citizens of John le Carré’s The Russia House, who are drawn into Cold War spy games; and the 1950s Vietnam of Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, with its portrait of American idealism and duplicity. Drawing on acknowledged classics and rediscovered treasures, A Book of Spies delivers literate entertainment and excitement on every page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375759598
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/08/2004
Series: Modern Library Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ALAN FURST is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. He is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, and Blood of Victory, all of which are available as Random House Trade Paperbacks. Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially Paris. He now lives on Long Island, New York.

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FROM A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS (1939)
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