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Epitaph for a Spy

  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 263 pages

I arrived in St Gatien from Nice on Tuesday, the 14th of August. I was arrested at 11:45 am on Thursday, the 16th, by an agent de police and an inspector in plain clothes and taken to the Commissariat. - Epitaph for a Spy

Edwardian spy stories had inoculated their readers with Edwardian cliche. "The black velveted seductress, the British secret service numbskull hero, the omnipotent spymaster," as [Eric] Ambler [,author of Epitaph for a Spy,] put it.... In Epitaph for a Spy, Ambler did away, once and for all, with cloak-and-dagger melodrama in favor of the qualmish chill of realism. - Stephen Metcalf Slate, 25 MAY 2006

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  • Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France "Epitaph for a Spy" begins at the Hotel de la Reserve, in St Gatien, a modest French seaside town near Toulon on the eve of World War II.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1938/00/00 Eric Ambler Author "Epitaph for a Spy" is published.

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Particulars for Epitaph for a Spy:
Narrative Arts An Everyman Accused
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Profession Espionage the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain information
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language

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