Rogue Male is one of the classic thrillers of the 20th century. An Englishman plans to assassinate the dictator of a European country. But he is foiled at the last moment and falls into the hands of ruthless and inventive torturers. They devise for him an ingenious and diplomatic death but, for once, they bungle the job and he escapes. But England provides no safety from his pursuers - and the Rogue Male must strip away all the trappings of status and civilization as the hunter becomes a hunted animal
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Born in Bristol in 1900 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, Geoffrey Household worked all over the world, including Eastern Europe, the US, the Middle East and South America, as, among other things, a banker, a salesman and an encyclopedia writer. He served in British intelligence in World War 2. His other works include A Rough Shoot, Watcher in the Shadows, Rogue Justice and an autobiography, Against the Wind. He died in 1988.Review:
"A story that grows wilder and woollier with every passing sentence...Short, sweet, and compulsively readable, we dare you to try and put it down." --Men's Journal, #1 on the list of "The 15 Best Thrillers Ever Written"
"The quintessential cat-and-mouse thriller. The plot is simple and unbearably suspenseful...Household boils down his narrative to its rawest elements, and the effect is gut-wrenching." --Playboy
“Household...helped to develop the suspense story into an art form.” –The New York Times
A “classic of adventure suspense.” –Los Angeles Times
"Rogue Male must forever remain a classic." –John Gardner
"To my enormous pleasure, I read it almost in one sitting and was gripped from beginning to end. The writing is incredibly clear and the action comes so quickly that it is difficult to believe how much happens in the first five pages...It quickly becomes one of the most vivid lone wolf stories I have read." --Conn Iggulden, author of The Dangerous Book for Boys
"The quintessential man-on-the-run thriller." --Booklist
A “riproaring adventure yarn about a man being chased by the agents of a cruel dictator.” –The Financial Times
"Rogue Male remains as exciting and probing as ever, and the reason lies as much in its incisive psychology and timeless crispness of language as in its sensational plot." –The Times (UK)
“Simply the best escape and pursuit story yet written, with lip-chewing tension right to the end.” –The Times (UK)
“Rogue Male is that rare literary species–a thriller which has lasted...Its title has passed into the language; you can buy T-shirts and mugs stamped with the phrase. Two films have been made...” –The Daily Telegraph
“A great book about an assassin who's a big game hunter and goes to Europe on the eve of World War II...It has the best opening page I've ever read and is not nearly as well known as it should be.” – Robert Harris, The Daily Mail (UK)
“And if you prefer your yarns more ripping, Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household is the rippingest I've read. Hunter becomes hunted becomes hunter again with scarcely a quiver of a stiff upper lip. Brilliant.” –The Times (UK)
“Rogue Male...has achieved deservedly classic status. It's an exciting story, told in a crisp, no-nonsense style reminiscent of John Buchan.” –The Mail on Sunday (UK)
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Book Description Orion, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110752851381