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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1907 - "The Secret Agent depicts the atmosphere of Edwardian London in a psychological thriller of the anarchist underworld.It arose from a little-known fait-divers when an Anarchist, Marcel Mourdin, was found blown up by his own explosives near Greenwich Observatory which it was thought he was on his way to destroy (18th February 1894)" (CONNOLLY, p.26). A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Connolly 100 novel, and basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 film Sabotage, starring Slyvia Sidney and Oscar Homolka. First Printing. Octavo; pale blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in orange, blue, and white on spine and front cover; [8], 373pp. Light foxing to text edges and endpapers, light offset and a pin-sized puncture to front endpaper, with rubbing to rear panel; well-preserved, Near Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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