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Alarms and Epitaphs The Art of Eric Ambler

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ISBN-10: 0879726032

ISBN-13: 9780879726034

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Wolfe

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Eric Ambler's novelistic career falls into two halves. In the first half belong the works he published between 1935–1940. These include the highly acclaimedEpitaph for a Spy(1938) andThe Mask of Dimitrios(1939), both of which were made into successful films in 1944. The intrigue books of this period unfold in interwar Europe, a bitten-up, anxious place reeling between the extremes of fascism and Soviet communism. To reflect changes in the postwar world, Ambler set his later books in third-world countries where first-world financing collides with unstable, often revolutionary, politics—all within the shadow of large multinational corporations. These powerful firms with connections in high…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Point of Danger
Eric Ambler's Maze
Marked Down for Action
This Madhouse Called Europe
Playing Ball with the Regime
Enter Eliot Reed
Baiting the Trap
Echoes of Old Lies
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index