Kingdom Of Shadows

Kingdom of Shadows
Publisher Random House
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0375506802
Rating 4/5 from 19 reviews

“Kingdom of Shadows must be called a spy novel, but it transcends genre, as did some Graham Greene and Eric Ambler classics.”—The Washington Post Paris, 1938. As Europe edges toward war, Nicholas Morath, an urbane former cavalry officer, spends his days working at the small advertising agency he owns and his nights in the bohemian circles of his Argentine mistress. But Morath has been recruited by his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi, a diplomat in the Hungarian legation, for operations against Hitler’s Germany. It is Morath who does Polanyi’s clandestine work, moving between the beach cafés of Juan-les-Pins and the forests of Ruthenia, from Czech fortresses in the Sudetenland to the private gardens of the déclassé royalty in Budapest. The web Polanyi spins for Morath is deep and complex and pits him against German intelligence officers, NKVD renegades, and Croat assassins in a shadow war of treachery and uncertain loyalties, a war that Hungary cannot afford to lose. Alan Furst is frequently compared with Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, and John le Carré, but Kingdom of Shadows is distinctive and entirely original. It is Furst at his very best. Praise for Kingdom of Shadows “Kingdom of Shadows offers a realm of glamour and peril that are seamlessly intertwined and seem to arise effortlessly from the author’s consciousness.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Subtly spun, sensitive to nuances, generous with contemporary detail and information discreetly conveyed. . . . It’s hard to overestimate Kingdom of Shadows.”—Eugen Weber, Los Angeles Times “A triumph: evocative, heartfelt, knowing and witty.”—Robert J. Hughes, The Wall Street Journal “Imagine discovering an unscreened espionage thriller from the late 1930s, a classic black- and- white movie that captures the murky allegiances and moral ambiguity of Europe on the brink of war. . . . Nothing can be like watching Casablanca for the first time, but Furst comes closer than anyone has in years.”—Walter Shapiro, Time

Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Alan Furst
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2001-03-13

“Kingdom of Shadows must be called a spy novel, but it transcends genre, as did some Graham Greene and Eric Ambler classics.”—The Washington Post Paris, 1938. As Europe edges toward war, Nicholas Morath, an urbane former cavalry officer, spends his days working at the small advertising agency he owns and

Kingdom Of Shadows
  • Author : Alan Furst
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-10-13

A novel of adventure and intrigue in wartime Europe Paris, 1938. Nicholas Morath, former Hungarian cavalry officer, returns home to his young mistress in the 7th arrondissement. He's been in Vienna where, amid the mobs screaming for Hitler, he's done a quiet favour for his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi. Polanyi is

In the Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Andrey Bely
  • Publisher : Hermes Press
  • Release Date : 2001

This is a first translation into English of Belyj's reminiscences, observations and philosophical thoughts from his stay abroad from 1921 to 1923. Belyj went through Riga and Kaunas to Berlin where he spent the large part of his journey. Professor Spitzer's attempt at an accurate translation of a complex original is aimed

The Diablo  The Kingdom of Shadow
  • Author : Richard A. Knaak
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-08-14

Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm...and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be

Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Barbara Erskine
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19

Barbara Erskine's classic bestseller, the successor to Lady of Hay, at last available as a HarperCollins paperback.

The Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Jared Griffis
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2010-03

I'm going to kill the king. A formidable nation is being destroyed by corruption at its very foundation. While clans, guilds, and cults tear at each other for control of the senate, the king rules through manipulation and fear, driven only to expand his power by any means possible. When

Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : John August
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04

“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder.” —Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows is a captivating fantasy-adventure story by master screenwriter John August. After a harrowing summer camp, Arlo Finch is back in Pine

In the Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Colin Harding,Simon Popple
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996

One hundred years ago, audiences first encountered the magic of moving pictures. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, most of them reprinted for the first time since their original publication, In the Kingdom of Shadows examines the reception and impact of cinema before the First World War. Adopting

Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Greg F. Gifune,Shane Ryan Staley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-11

A band of desperate criminals...a seemingly deserted farmhouse guarded by the rotting remnants of scarecrows, the echoes of torture and depravity and the whispers of unholy nightmares...a dark night concealing terrible secrets, misery and long-suppressed horrors... One faraway, nearly forgotten night, this night, stands between the forsaken and

Kingdom of Shadow and Light
  • Author : Karen Marie Moning
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23

MacKayla Lane faces the ultimate threat when war breaks out between the kingdoms of shadow and light, as the #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series races to an explosive revelation. From the moment MacKayla Lane arrived in Dublin to hunt her sister’s murderer, she’s had to fight one

Forest of Souls
  • Author : Lori M. Lee
  • Publisher : Page Street Kids
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23

Danger lurks within the roots of Forest of Souls, an epic, unrelenting tale of destiny and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Susan Dennard. "A tantalizing beginning to a rich new fantasy series.” —Traci Chee, NYT bestselling author of The Reader trilogy "Absolutely enchanting.” – Natalie C. Parker, author

The Way of Shadows
  • Author : Brent Weeks
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01

From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious.

Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author : Joshua Free
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02

NINE GATES OF THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS... The reissue compact nostalgia "Amethyst Edition" of the original 2009 "Necronomicon Shadows: The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows" (Liber-9) companion to the authentic Sumerian/Babylonian Liber-N "Necronomicon" (Lapis Edition), the now infamous bestselling classic that launched itself from the modern underground movement

King of Shadows
  • Author : Susan Cooper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06

Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in a new replica of

Circle of Shadows
  • Author : Evelyn Skye
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22

A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series. Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with