The Three Hostages

The Three Hostages

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In "The Three Hostages" (1924) Richard Hannay leaves his quiet and happy family life in the countryside to face the most evil opponent of his career. Dominick Medina, a seductive fallen angel, a master of thought control, and trusted by many of Britain's leaders, is a twisted product of the years shattered by war in Europe. In this `shocker', which is also a sophisticated masquerade, Hannay must use all his ingenuity to save not only three innocent hostages but also his own life - and his sanity. "The Three Hostages" explores the psychological consequences of war and the world of international business crime. In his introduction Karl Miller puts this swift and sinister novel in its idelological and literary context, drawing some eerie parallels with the threats and fears that face us today. This book is intended for students of Edwardian fiction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 110 x 180mm | 176g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 map, bibliography
  • 0192824198
  • 9780192824196

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