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"The Spy Story" is a great read for anyone who enjoys mystery novels centered around the world of espionage. The book analyzes the evolution of spy stories, and highlights the work of writers such as John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carre. Readers will appreciate the extensive appendix, which includes a bibliography of espionage and clandestinity, a list of the best spy novels and films, and a catalog of major spy writers and their heroes. It is a great book for those interested in the history of the genre and lovers of spy novels.

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Why has the spy story become such a popular form of entertainment in our time? In this fascinating account of the genre's evolution, John G. Cawelti and Bruce A. Rosenberg explore the social, political, and artistic sources of the spy story's wide appeal. They show how, in a time of bewildering political and corporate organization, the spy story has become increasingly relevant, the secret agent hero expressing the feelings of divided and ambiguous loyalties with which many individuals face the modern world.In addition to a general history of the genre, Cawelti and Rosenberg present in-depth analyses of the work of certain writers who have given the spy story its shape, among them John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. The Spy Story also includes an extensive appendix, featuring a literary and historical bibliography of espionage and clandestinity, a list of the best spy novels and films, a catalog of major spy writers and their heroes, and a selection of novels on espionage themes written by major twentieth-century authors and public figures.Written in a lively style that reflects the authors' enthusiasm for this intriguing form, The Spy Story will be read with pleasure by devotees of the genre as well as students of popular culture.
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The Spy Story

ISBN: 9780226098685
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $42.92
Date of Publication: 1987-05-01
Format: Hardcover
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"The Spy Story" is a great read for anyone who enjoys mystery novels centered around the world of espionage. The book analyzes the evolution of spy stories, and highlights the work of writers such as John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carre. Readers will appreciate the extensive appendix, which includes a bibliography of espionage and clandestinity, a list of the best spy novels and films, and a catalog of major spy writers and their heroes. It is a great book for those interested in the history of the genre and lovers of spy novels.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

Why has the spy story become such a popular form of entertainment in our time? In this fascinating account of the genre's evolution, John G. Cawelti and Bruce A. Rosenberg explore the social, political, and artistic sources of the spy story's wide appeal. They show how, in a time of bewildering political and corporate organization, the spy story has become increasingly relevant, the secret agent hero expressing the feelings of divided and ambiguous loyalties with which many individuals face the modern world.In addition to a general history of the genre, Cawelti and Rosenberg present in-depth analyses of the work of certain writers who have given the spy story its shape, among them John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. The Spy Story also includes an extensive appendix, featuring a literary and historical bibliography of espionage and clandestinity, a list of the best spy novels and films, a catalog of major spy writers and their heroes, and a selection of novels on espionage themes written by major twentieth-century authors and public figures.Written in a lively style that reflects the authors' enthusiasm for this intriguing form, The Spy Story will be read with pleasure by devotees of the genre as well as students of popular culture.