The Special Branch: The British Spy Novel, 1890-1980

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Popular Press, Jan 1, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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The author has chosen seventeen of the most important or representative British spy novelists to write about. He presents some basic literary analysis and criticism, trying both to place them in historical perspective and to describe and analyze the content and form of their fiction.

  

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Contents

Preface
1
Erskine Childers
32
John Buchan
39
Sapper
68
Francis Beeding
84
Sidney Horler
98
Graham Greene
112
Eric Ambler
138
Peter Cheyney
171
Manning Coles
185
Ian Fleming
201
Len Deighton
220
John LeCarre
236
Adam Hall
257
Frederick Forsyth
272
Summary
282

Geoffrey Household
155

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