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Occupied Paris is brought vividly to life in this wonderfully atmospheric and evocative wartime thriller set in the shadowy world of resistance, from the highly acclaimed author of Dark Star and The Polish Officer. Combining the authenticity of the finest historical novels with the dark intrigue and romance of the best spy novels, Alan Furst's haunting tales of undercover life in '30s and '40s Europe are regularly compared with the best of Eric Ambler and John le Carre and have won extraordinary praise from critics on both sides of the Atlantic. In The World at Night he has created a truly memorable tale of survival and defiance. Set in the shadowy back streets and glittering salons of wartime Paris, it follows film producer Jean Casson, a Paris sophisticate struggling to come to terms with the uncomfortable realities of life under German occupation, as he becomes reluctantly caught up in the activities of what was to become the French Resistance.
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Alan Furst has written three excellent thrillers set in unexpected corners of World War II: Dark Star, Night Soldiers and The Polish Officer. Now he continues his exploration of courage under fire with this haunting story of a film producer caught inside Nazi-occupied France, and what he has to do not only to survive but also to come out with his personal ideas of honor intact.From the Publisher:
'Furst is a master ... There is unlikely to be a more engrossing read this year. Just wonderful.' - BRIAN CASE, TIME OUT
'Casson is one of the best-drawn characters in recent fiction. The World at Night is a brilliant piece of atmospheric writing.' - HARTLAND, DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A wonderfully evocative picture of wartime Paris and the moral maze of resistance that builds to a brilliant climax.' - PHILLIP KNIGHTLEY, MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Highly atmospheric ... Furst has an eye and an ear for the feel of the in occupied Europe. The sights, sounds and are all authentic. A minor masterpiece.' - PETER MILLAR, THE TIMES
'Furst's ability to recreate the terrors of espionage is matchless.' - ROBERT HARRIS, DAILY MAIL
'In the world of the espionage thriller Furst is in a class of his own.' - WILLIAM BOYD
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0006510973
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