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The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment (Penguin Classics)

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"A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character." —Time

 

For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the Blitz and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, outside the war, until he happened to win a cake at the fête. From that moment, he is ruthlessly hunted by Nazi agents and finds himself the prey of malign and shadowy forces. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Alan Furst.

Synopsis:

For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fete was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the blitz—and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, aside from the war, until he happened to guess both the true and the false weight of the cake. From that moment, he finds himself ruthlessly hunted, the quarry of malign and shadowy forces, from which he endeavors to escape with a mind that remains obstinately out of focus.

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A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character. (Time)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039112
Introduction:
Furst, Alan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Furst, Alan
Introduction:
Furst, Alan
Author:
Greene, Graham
Author:
Furst, Alan
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x.60 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fete was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the blitz—and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, aside from the war, until he happened to guess both the true and the false weight of the cake. From that moment, he finds himself ruthlessly hunted, the quarry of malign and shadowy forces, from which he endeavors to escape with a mind that remains obstinately out of focus.

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