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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars

Dekobra, Maurice (Book - 2012 )
The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
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"One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, and one of the first and most influential spy novels of the twentieth century, is back in print for the first time since 1948. Alan Furst fans will note that train passengers in his bestselling thrillers are often observed reading The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars. It's a smart detail: First published in 1927, the book was one of the twentieth century's first massive bestsellers, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It's the story of two tremendously charming characters who embark on a glamorous adventure on the Orient Express--and find themselves on a thrilling ride across Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and revolutionary socialism. Gerard Seliman--technically, a Prince--is so discouraged by the demise of his marriage that he flees to London to become the personal assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, Lady Diana Wyndham. But he soon finds himself involved in a wild scheme by Lady Diana to save herself from looming financial ruin while simultaneously fending off rich lotharios. At the center of it all: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil field now under the control of revolutionaries who don't like capitalists. The book that set the standard for intellectual thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, is still as fresh a page-turner as ever--and as fun"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Dekobra, Maurice, 1885-1973
Title: The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publishing, [2012]
Characteristics: 259 pages ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Maurice Dekobra ; translated by Neal Wainwright ; afterword by René Steinke
Notes: "Originally published in French as La Madone des sleepings by Maurice Dekobra, 1927"--t.p. verso
Summary: "One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, and one of the first and most influential spy novels of the twentieth century, is back in print for the first time since 1948. Alan Furst fans will note that train passengers in his bestselling thrillers are often observed reading The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars. It's a smart detail: First published in 1927, the book was one of the twentieth century's first massive bestsellers, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It's the story of two tremendously charming characters who embark on a glamorous adventure on the Orient Express--and find themselves on a thrilling ride across Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and revolutionary socialism. Gerard Seliman--technically, a Prince--is so discouraged by the demise of his marriage that he flees to London to become the personal assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, Lady Diana Wyndham. But he soon finds himself involved in a wild scheme by Lady Diana to save herself from looming financial ruin while simultaneously fending off rich lotharios. At the center of it all: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil field now under the control of revolutionaries who don't like capitalists. The book that set the standard for intellectual thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, is still as fresh a page-turner as ever--and as fun"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Wainwright, Neal
ISBN: 1612190588
9781612190587
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEKOBRA 2012
Other Language: Translated from the French
Subject Headings: Orient Express (Express train) Fiction Nobility England Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Orient Express (Express train)
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LCCN: 2011053352
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