Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1996). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; xix, (i), 356; blue cloth lettered in gilt;. Near fine. Item #18473
"The Oxford Book of Spy Stories' offers a panorama of the best spy stories which have forever fixed the concept of espionage in the popular imagination. In twenty-nine tales of political intrigue, wartime heroism, and peacetime scheming, we see the spy at work and at rest, sometimes the romantic savior of a nation's secret, more often an embittered loner, wracked with disillusion and uncertainty. The stories - by such famous authors as Ambrose Bierce, W. Somerset Maugham, Frank O'Connor, Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, Graham Greene, and Edward D. Hochrange..."