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The Foreign Correspondent
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Large Print Pr
Publication date June 12, 2007
Pages 447
Binding Paperback
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594131912
ISBN-10 1594131910
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.16 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $13.95
Other format details large print
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Alan Furst, whom The New York Times calls “America’s preeminent spy novelist,” comes an epic story of romantic love, love of country, and love of freedom–the story of a secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the backstreets of Berlin. It is an inspiring, thrilling saga of everyday people forced by their hearts’ passion to fight in the war against tyranny.

By 1938, hundreds of Italian intellectuals, lawyers and journalists, university professors and scientists had escaped Mussolini’s fascist government and taken refuge in Paris. There, amid the struggles of émigré life, they founded an Italian resistance, with an underground press that smuggled news and encouragement back to Italy. Fighting fascism with typewriters, they produced 512 clandestine newspapers. The Foreign Correspondent is their story.

Paris, a winter night in 1938: a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers’ hotel. But this is no romantic traged–it is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini’s fascist secret police, and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine émigré newspaper. Carlo Weisz, who has fled from Trieste and secured a job as a foreign correspondent with the Reuters bureau, becomes the new editor.
Weisz is, at that moment, in Spain, reporting on the last campaign of the Spanish civil war. But as soon as he returns to Paris, he is pursued by the French Sûreté, by agents of the OVRA, and by officers of the British Secret Intelligence Service. In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder.

The Foreign Correspondent is the story of Carlo Weisz and a handful of antifascists: the army officer known as “Colonel Ferrara,” who fights for a lost cause in Spain; Arturo Salamone, the shrewd leader of a resistance group in Paris; and Christa von Schirren, the woman who becomes the love of Weisz’s life, herself involved in a doomed resistance underground in Berlin.

The Foreign Correspondent is Alan Furst at his absolute best–taut and powerful, enigmatic and romantic, with sharp, seductive writing that takes the reader through darkness and intrigue to a spectacular denouement.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786289080 Book cover for 9781400060191
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 20, 2006)
9780786289080 | details & prices | 449 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $32.95
About: In 1939 Paris, the murder of an Italian political âemigrâe by OVRA, Mussolini's secret police, brings new danger to his successor, Carlo Weisz, who finds himself the target of OVRA, MI6, Stalin's NKVD, and Hitler's Gestapo.
from Random House Inc (May 30, 2006)
9781400060191 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In 1939 Paris, the murder of an Italian political âemigrâe OVRA, Mussolini's secret police, brings new danger to his successor, Carlo Weisz, who finds himself the target of OVRA, MI6, Stalin's NKVD, and Hitler's Gestapo.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781594131912
 
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Large print edition from Large Print Pr (June 12, 2007)
9781594131912 | details & prices | 447 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $13.95
About: From Alan Furst, whom The New York Times calls “America’s preeminent spy novelist,” comes an epic story of romantic love, love of country, and love of freedom–the story of a secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the backstreets of Berlin.
Miscellaneous
With Alfred Molina (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster Audioworks (June 1, 2006)
9780743564564 | details & prices | List price $17.95
CD/Spoken Word
With Alfred Molina (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Simon & Schuster (May 30, 2006)
9780743533850 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In 1939 Paris, the murder of an Italian political âemigrâe by OVRA, Mussolini's secret police, brings new danger to his successor, Carlo Weisz, who finds himself the target of OVRA, MI6, Stalin's NKVD, and Hitler's Gestapo.

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