Historical Dictionary Of British Spy Fiction by Alan BurtonHistorical Dictionary Of British Spy Fiction by Alan Burton

Historical Dictionary Of British Spy Fiction

byAlan Burton

Hardcover | April 4, 2016

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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television.The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.

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Alan Burton is an experienced teacher of film and cultural history. He has taught in universities in Great Britain and Austria, and published widely on British cinema and television. He is the co-author of Historical Dictionary of British Cinema.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of British Spy FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:532 pages, 9.35 × 6.25 × 1.72 inPublished:April 4, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442255862

ISBN - 13:9781442255869

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff)PrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendix I: Critical and Biographical Introductions and Commentaries to Works of Spy Fiction and HistoryAppendix II: 'The Greatest Spy Stories'Appendix III: The Spy as NovelistBibliographyAbout the Authors

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[T]his dictionary will appeal to libraries serving the general reading public and those providing reference materials for students, lecturers and scholars. Alan Burton is a well-informed expert guide to the field.. For the money, then, the librarian is bound to reflect on what one gets here: in word, you pay a lot but get a lot. Already it is clear to see that this work contains many spy stories that will or may have passed the general reader by and also contains many references and sources the expert will be pleased to see.. [T]his is a value-for-money product, capturing the moment in a genre that is continually evolving.. This work builds on a wealth of reference material that appeared some time back and so it is welcome.