Cloak and Dagger Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Spy Thrillers

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 849 pages

A new edition of the definitive bibliography of the modern spy-adventure-intrigue novel. First published in 1976, this edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. After a discussion of early spy fiction, Smith and White provide a detailed listing of novels from 1940 onward. The bibliography is organized alphabetically, with entries providing brief content annotations. Access is enhanced by cross references as well as appendixes and author and title indexes.

Among the new features provided with this edition are a bibliography of articles and books which reflect recent popular scholarship; an appendix, Craft Notes, in which writers themselves speak to concerns of their own choosing; and a glossary of terms on the fascinating and sometimes semantically bizarre language of espionage and spies. As Julian Rathbone writes in his foreword, "I am delighted that the Editors have given me this opportunity to recommend this new edition of Cloak and Dagger to all aficionados of that branch of fiction which has more to say about the way we live now than any other." An important reference tool for public and research libraries and their patrons interested in modern fiction and the spy novel.

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Early Spy Thrillers to 1940
A Golden Age and Beyond 1940 to the Present
Craft Notes
Guide to Pseudonyms
Guide to Intelligence and Terrorist Organizations
Author Index
Title Index

About the author (1995)

MYRON J. SMITH, JR., is Library Director and Professor of History at Tusculum College as well as a longtime bibliographer in numerous subject areas.TERRY WHITE is an Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus, and a scholar of modern fiction.

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