The World at Night

The World at Night

Book - 1996
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From the author of The Polish Officer comes the tale of a film producer, one of the last remaining Romantics, who is fighting the good fight against the German occupation in 1940's Paris. A story of honor and lost love, The World at Night tells of the few honorable people who lived in an era when honor was not in fashion.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1996.
ISBN: 9780679413134
Characteristics: 257 p. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 19, 2012

Deep, dark, disturbing. Wonderfully written

Feb 20, 2011

Wonderful read. Solid characters, good action.

Norman C. Smith
Dec 12, 2009

This is an interesting view of life in France immediately after the Nazi occupation in 1940. The protagonist, Jean Casson, a film producer, is drawn into some espionage and counter-espionage activities. The appealing thing about Casson is that he is definitely not heroic; he's just trying to get by, but he also feels tht he can't just roll over and collaborate with the Nazis.

Furst is described as a spy novelist, but I think that label doesn't really apply in this case.

The book is good enough to make me want to read more. I've checked out the sequel to this novel, "Red Gold", to see what happens next.

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