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By Alan Furst Eric Ambler John Steinbeck Rebecca West Anthony Burgess Joseph Conrad Maxim Gorky Graham Greene | Comments: ( 768 ) | Date: ( Jan 17, 2020 )

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 migr s duel with Robespierre s secret service the savage political realities of the 1930s in Eric Ambler s classic A Coffin for Dimitrios tHere 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 migr s 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 Carr 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.


  • Title: The Book of Spies: An Anthology of Literary Espionage
  • Author: Alan Furst Eric Ambler John Steinbeck Rebecca West Anthony Burgess Joseph Conrad Maxim Gorky Graham Greene
  • ISBN: 9780375759598
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Alan Furst Eric Ambler John Steinbeck Rebecca West Anthony Burgess Joseph Conrad Maxim Gorky Graham Greene

Alan Furst is widely recognized as the current master of the historical spy novel Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially Paris He now lives on Long Island.Night Soldiers novels Night Soldiers 1988 Dark Star 1991 The Polish Officer 1995 The World at Night 1996 Red Gold 1999 Kingdom of Shadows 2000 Blood of Victory 2003 Dark Voyage 2004 The Foreign Correspondent 2006 The Spies of Warsaw 2008 Spies of the Balkans 2010 Mission to Paris 2012 Midnight in Europe 2013 Stand alone novels Your day in the barrel 1976 The Paris drop 1980 The Caribbean Account 1981 Shadow Trade 1983 For information, see.



Comments The Book of Spies: An Anthology of Literary Espionage

  • Chuck

    Not a short story anthology, as I thought it was when I picked it up, but 30-40 page chunks of various espionage novels. It is a nice sampler of some classic works and a good introduction to some great writers. Reading the selections has made me want to try Eric Ambler, Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene and a few others I've never gotten around to reading. It's also convinced me to read some Steinbeck and Le Carre for the first time in years. I also now know to stay away from Anthony Burgess and B [...]


  • Charles Kerns

    Furst picks them for you. Eleven (I think) chapters from books of espionage, intrigue, and downright murder. Furst explains, "There were two standards for selection: good writing--we are here in the literary end of the spectrum--and the pursuit of authenticity." I used the book to browse and then went for the full Ambler and McCarry in the library--why did I not hear of McCarry before?


  • Mark

    Generally I really like Alan Furst. This book is a collection of short excerpts from other 'spy' novels by other top notch authors. So you get a smattering of a little pieces to wet your appetite for more. Ok, but i should have just got the whole book in the first place.


  • Robert

    The Book of Spies, edited by Alan Furst, aims for a sweet spot where fine writing and intriguing subject matter converge, exposing the often unpleasant truth about the blundering immorality of snooping and snitching.Many internationally famous writers--Joseph Conrad,Graham Greene, Rebecca West, Anthony Burgess--have dabbled in this twilight genre of espionage stories about ambiguous men and women. Somewhat uniformly these writers employed the valet's view of their characters--to them no master i [...]


  • Cathymw

    I expected this book to be a collection of short stories from various authors. Instead, it was a compilation of singe chapters from various spy novels. The description of the book states "Here is an extraordinary collection of the world’s best literary espionage". Nowhere in the description--or in the book's introduction--does it state that these are not complete works. The description does list several titles but I was unaware that these were novels and not short stories, since I was unfamili [...]


  • Jessica

    Furst draws highlights from classics of the spy canon here, and my TBR list has expanded accordingly - despite being a fan of the genre, all of the excerpted works have somehow managed to elude me thus far. Thankfully, this anthology gives me inspiration to remedy that defect with all due haste.


  • Mary

    People who like to read spy novels have probably read the books these excerpts are from. If one hasn't read them, it will make one seek these books out, they are the classics. It was nice to revisit Graham Greene especially.


  • Lisa

    Anthology includes A Coffin for Dimitrios, Eric Ambler


  • Roger Lohmann

    An excellent introduction to a variety of short excerpts on literary espionage (spy novels) including some of the hard-to-find earliest works.


  • Megan

    good anthologybasics and a couple of not so basics overall good book


  • Nancy

    Never started - had a pile of books here and needed to return to the library


  • Caro

    Excerpts from great spy novels. I would have preferred stand-alone stories. Note to self: don't read spy fiction right before falling asleep, you'll be even more confused than usual.


  • Pam Torres

    Focused on Rebecca Wests story and enjoyed it.


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