The Resource An officer and a spy, Robert Harris

An officer and a spy, Robert Harris

Label
An officer and a spy
Title
An officer and a spy
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • British Book Award for Popular Fiction, 2013.
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2014.
  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246748
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.A69147
LC item number
O34 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence officers
  • Dreyfus, Alfred
  • FICTION / Espionage
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • FICTION / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
An officer and a spy, Robert Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846889309
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xi, 429 pages
Isbn
9780385349581
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)846889309
Label
An officer and a spy, Robert Harris
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846889309
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xi, 429 pages
Isbn
9780385349581
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)846889309

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