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An officer and a spy, Robert Harris

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An officer and a spy
Title
An officer and a spy
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
"Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness--a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, the fate of a whistle-blower--richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels"--
Summary
Paris, 1895: Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer, is convicted of treason, stripped of his rank, and sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor on Devil's Island, French Guiana. Ordered to investigate the case on behalf of the military's new counter-espionage force, Colonel Georges Picquart uncovers evidence of anti-Semitism as well as a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the government. Inspired by the events of the Dreyfus Affair, a real-life political scandal that engulfed Europe in the late 19th century, this gripping tale brings history to life. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
  • British Book Award for Popular Fiction, 2013.
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2014.
  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2014.
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10246748
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
An officer and a spy, Robert Harris
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2013
  • Col. ill. on lining papers
Control code
846889309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 429 p.
Isbn
9780385349581
Lccn
2013044985
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)846889309
Label
An officer and a spy, Robert Harris
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2013
  • Col. ill. on lining papers
Control code
846889309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 429 p.
Isbn
9780385349581
Lccn
2013044985
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)846889309

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