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The Book of Spies : An Anthology of Literary Espionage
by Alan Furst


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 emigres 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 Carre'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.  Read more...

 
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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 emigres 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 Carre'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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375759598
  • ISBN-10: 037575959X
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: June 2004
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.24 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.67 pounds

Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Espionage
Books > Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors)

 
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