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Back in print after nearly fifty years-the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H.L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review"Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue." -Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Back in print after nearly fifty years-the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H.L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review"Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue." -Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Dujardin is sentenced to death for treason, sparking general strikes and threats of riots across the city. In the meantime, John Stone, a war-weary American and former secret agent, finds himself being investigated as a suspected Communist. What has brought these two men to their fates? H.L. Humes spins a thrilling account of the French underground during the last years of World War II, and the events that lead to the Dujardin affair. His many memorable characters include Adriane, loved by both Stone and Carnot, a fanatic Communist; Bruce Sheppard, the American ambassador to France, a statesman of vision and compassion; and Solange Récamier, the sophisticated young Parisian widow who finds meaning in trying to salvage Stone's broken life. The Underground City displays H.L. Humes's youthful literary skill and a striking capacity for fast-paced narrative. This is a brilliant tour de force."A major achievement. [The Underground City] attains its full stature in poetry and truth. . [This is a] many-sided, absorbing novel, written on a grand scale, that holds the reader's attention from the first to the last of its many pages."-New York Herald Tribune"Magnificent. [The Underground City] has verisimilitude and scope, action and depth of emotion."-Chicago Tribune"A work of power, maturity and distinction." Books, Fiction~~Mystery & Detective~~Historical, Underground-City~~H-L-Humes, 1295103, The Underground City, H.L. Humes, 081297848X, Random House Publishing Group, , , , , Random House Publishing Group

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Back in print after nearly fifty years–the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H. L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review“Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue.” –Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Dujardin is sentenced to death for treason, sparking general strikes and threats of riots across the city. In the meantime, John Stone, a war-weary American and former secret agent, finds himself being investigated as a suspected Communist. What has brought these two men to their fates? H.L. Humes spins a thrilling account of the French underground during the last years of World War II, and the events that lead to the Dujardin affair. His many memorable characters include Adriane, loved by both Stone and Carnot, a fanatic Communist; Bruce Sheppard, the American ambassador to France, a statesman of vision and compassion; and Solange Récamier, the sophisticated young Parisian widow who finds meaning in trying to salvage Stone’s broken life.The Underground City displays H.L. Humes’s youthful literary skill and a striking capacity for fast-paced narrative. This is a brilliant tour de force.“A major achievement . . . [The Underground City] attains its full stature in poetry and truth. . . . [This is a] many-sided, absorbing novel, written on a grand scale, that holds the reader’s attention from the first to the last of its many pages.”–New York Herald Tribune“Magnificent . . . [The Underground City] has verisimilitude and scope, action and depth of emotion.”–Chicago Tribune“A work of power, maturity and distinction.”–Newsweek H.l. Humes, Books, Mystery and Suspense, Suspense, The Underground City: A Novel Books>Mystery and Suspense>Suspense, Random House Publishing Group

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The Paris Review Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue. Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Dujardin is sentenced to death for treason, sparking general strikes and threats of riots across the city. In the meantime, John Stone, a war-weary American and former secret agent, finds himself being investigated as a suspected Communist. What has brought these two men to their fates? H.L. Humes spins a thrilling account of the French underground during the last years of World War II, and the events that lead to the Dujardin affair. His many memorable characters include Adriane, loved by both Stone and Carnot, a fanatic Communist; Bruce Sheppard, the American ambassador to France, a statesman of vision and compassion; and Solange Rcamier, the sophisticated young Parisian widow who finds meaning in trying to salvage Stone's broken life. The Underground City displays H.L. Humes's youthful literary skill and a striking capacity for fast-paced narrative. This is a brilliant tour de force. A major achievement . . . [The Underground City] attains its full stature in poetry and truth. . . . [This is a] many-sided, absorbing novel, written on a grand scale, that holds the reader's attention from the first to the last of its many pages. New York Herald Tribune Magnificent . . . [The Underground City] has verisimilitude and scope, action and depth of emotion. Chicago Tribune A work of power, maturity and distinction. Newsweek From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> Fiction Fiction eBook, Random House Publishing Group

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Back in print after nearly fifty years-the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H. L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review"Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue." -Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Dujardin is sentenced to death for treason, sparking general strikes and threats of riots across the city. In the meantime, John Stone, a war-weary American and former secret agent, finds himself being investigated as a suspected Communist. What has brought these two men to their fates? H.L. Humes spins a thrilling account of the French underground during the last years of World War II, and the events that lead to the Dujardin affair. His many memorable characters include Adriane, loved by both Stone and Carnot, a fanatic Communist; Bruce Sheppard, the American ambassador to France, a statesman of vision and compassion; and Solange R?camier, the sophisticated young Parisian widow who finds meaning in trying to salvage Stone's broken life.The Underground City displays H.L. Humes's youthful literary skill and a striking capacity for fast-paced narrative. This is a brilliant tour de force."A major achievement . . . [The Underground City] attains its full stature in poetry and truth. . . contemporary,genre fiction,historical,historical fiction,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense Mystery, Random House Trade Paperbacks

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The Underground City In Paris on the eve of World War II, American John Stone suddenly finds himself endangered when he is suspected of being a communist, in a provocative novel about the war's underground resistance movement. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-0-8129-7848-3, Random House Inc

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The Underground City
Author:

Humes, H. L.

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The Underground City

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9780812978483

Now back in print, "The Underground City" is a staggering and intrigue-filled novel of an American in Paris, who is investigated as a suspected communist at the start of World War II.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780812978483
ISBN (ISBN-10): 081297848X
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Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
755 Pages
Weight: 0,594 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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