The Book of Spies
An Anthology of Literary EspionageBook - 2003
These are not just stories of professional intelligence officers. We meet diplomats, political police, agents provocateurs, secret operatives, resistance fighters, and assassins -- players in the Great Game, or victims of the Cold War. 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 citizens (well, almost) 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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Branch Call Number: SHORT STORIES BOOK
Characteristics: xi, 374 pages ; 21 cm