The Cambridge Apostles: A History of Cambridge University's Elite Intellectual Secret Society

3.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780374118204: The Cambridge Apostles: A History of Cambridge University's Elite Intellectual Secret Society

This is the story of the Apostles - Cambridge University's elite intellectual secret society - from its modest beginning in the 1820s to the revelation in recent decades that two of the most notorious "moles" for the Soviet secret service - Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt - were Apostles.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Founded in 1820, the Cambridge Conversazione Society has become better known as "The Apostles" from the fact that its 12 founder-members were evangelical clergymen. Although it became a secret organization and some of its adherents "sought out drugs as devotedly as the undergraduates of the 1960s," the society later was dominated by Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes and such other advocates of "the higher sodomy" as the traitors Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt. Among the more famous members whose careers and foibles are discussed in this gossipy history are Tennyson, Bertrand Russell, E. M. Forster, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jonathan Miller and Michael Straight. Deacon, the pseudonym of British writer Donald McCormick, has published some 50 books under one or the other of these names. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Richard Deacon
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1986)
ISBN 10: 0374118205 ISBN 13: 9780374118204
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Library House Internet Sales
(Grand Rapids, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. This is the story of the Apostles - Cambridge University's elite intellectual secret society - from its modest beginning in the 1820s to the revelation in recent decades that two of the most notorious "moles" for the Soviet secret service - Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt - were Apostles. Minimal shelfwear. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 123474258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Richard Deacon
ISBN 10: 0374118205 ISBN 13: 9780374118204
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36SE5E000JNF

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Richard Deacon
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1986)
ISBN 10: 0374118205 ISBN 13: 9780374118204
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0374118205

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Richard Deacon
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1986)
ISBN 10: 0374118205 ISBN 13: 9780374118204
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0374118205

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Deacon, Richard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374118205 ISBN 13: 9780374118204
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0374118205 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0170063

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds