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An officer and a spy

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First United States editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Spy fiction
Named Person: Alfred Dreyfus; Alfred Dreyfus; Alfred Dreyfus
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Harris
ISBN: 9780385349581 0385349580
OCLC Number: 846889309
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2014.
Description: xi, 429 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert Harris.
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"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"--

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