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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars 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 1948Alan 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
  • Maurice Dekobra
  • English
  • 21 July 2017
  • 1612190588

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  1. says:

    3 1 2Amazing to think that this was a best seller in its day, if only because it does not seem to fit into any one genre To me it is a blend of light hearted escapades of the very British and very rich ala Jeeves and Wooster international espionage with sex ala James Bond critique of Communism ala Orwell the plight of the woman who depends on me...


  2. says:

    Un des plus beaux succ s litt raires des ann es 20 On pense Nancy Mitford ou Evelyn Waugh pour le rythme endiabl de l intrigue, les personnages extravagants, la satire et la verve ironique mais aussi la grande tradition du rom...


  3. says:

    I ve just finished this and I loved it The only thing in memory I could compare it to would be The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is equally as enjoyable and slightly frivolous, but that s not a criticism The narrator finds himself in some pretty nasty situations, ...


  4. says:

    It was curiositythan anything else that made me buy this book Curiosity as to what it was that made this book so immensely popular in the mid 20s this is a reprint of that work as translated by the French real name Maurice Tessier author s American friend Neil Wainwright so expect American punctuation and spellings to whom the book is dedicated At worst, I thought it might simply be a frivolous pastime, but it was curiosity that was foremost in my mind.There are four main characters It was curiositythan anything else that made me buy this book Curiosity as to what it was that made this book so immensely popular in the mid 20s this is a reprint of that work as translated by the French real name Maurice Tessier author s American friend Neil Wainwright so expect American punctuation and spellings to whom the book is dedicated At worst, I thought it might simply be a frivo...


  5. says:

    This is the first book I ve read in the Neversink series where I thought, upon finishing it, Why Why republish this, why think it deserves a broader modern audience This might have been relatively intriguing in its time the free loving heroine, the jabs at Communism, the relatively open acceptance of pre, post, and intra marital sex but, unlike the books by Keun and H...


  6. says:

    It was a fairly light read, depending on how much you wanted to get into it I went into it with the false expectation that it was going to be a simple action thriller, being a Spy novel It turned out to be constructedlike a pastry than in inverted spyglass sweet and flexible in interpretation I got about as much of it as I put in, only to realise with sadness at the end that the things that made itthan worthwhile the political historical references, the women s liberation theme It was a fairly light read, depending on how much you wanted to get into it I went into it with the false expectation that it was going to be a simple action thriller, being a Spy novel It turned out to be constructedlike ...


  7. says:

    I was slogging my way through a couple of books that didn t fully have my attention when I rebelled, and scoured my shelves for somethingengaging I don t think I ve read a spy novel since college or maybe high school , but I trust Neversink Library, so I ended up opening The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars.As usual, I was not disappointed Well, I was a little disappointed that The Madonna didn t turn out to be the spy, nor even really the star of her own book, but what the book is inst I was slogging my way through a couple of books that didn t fully have my attention when I rebelled, and scoured my shelves for somethingengaging I don t think I ve read a spy novel since college or maybe high school , but I trust Neversink Library, so I ended up opening The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars.As usual, I was not disappointed Well, I was a little disappointed that The Madonna didn t turn out to be the spy, nor even really the star of her own book, but what the book is instead was delightful and compulsively readable.Then again, despite the fact that the narrator of the story is Prince Gerard Seliman yes, I m too lazy to figure out how to do the accent right now , Lady Diana s The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars secretary, Gerard seems a bit hapless, an old fashioned gentleman at the whims of the actual actors of the story all women Lady Diana herself, a ruined capitalist in search of a new fortune, Madame Mouravieff, the terrifyingly ruthless agent of the relatively new Soviet regime, ...


  8. says:

    a fun glimpse at the culture and society hi jinks of the european upper class in the mid 1920s while the writing and the characters seemed a bit overblown and sensational, there is also a wonderful light hearted escapism in reading descriptions of such extreme extravagance as well as the growing climate ...


  9. says:

    I had a bit of trouble deciding how to rate this there were things I liked a lot about it, and things that very much annoyed me The style is florid, sometimes to the point of seeming like parody, and while reviews have commented on the way that Dekobra keeps the tone light, even in theharrowing scenes, I found that juxtaposition jarring rather than charming I also found the character of Lady Diana annoying much of the time All that said, at bottom it is quite a good spy ish not actual I had a bit of trouble deciding how to rate this there were things I liked a lot about it, and things that very much annoyed me The style is florid, sometimes to the point of seeming like parody, and while...


  10. says:

    An enjoyable romp Reminiscent of P.G Wodehouse in whimsy, comedy There s a fine flavor to the sentences, especially the dialogue, as these characters talk as no real human can possibly ever have done Will you tell her for me that any of the kind of presents that Artaxerxes might offer would leave me cold, and that I ll countersign the papers for her concession when the rising sun surprises her in my arms Really a great ...

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