This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Ambler peels back the layers of experience which have affected his life with the familiar skill he uses to unfold the plot of one of his novels. The first paperback publication of the Edgar-winning autobiography. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Finally we hear from the master himself. The writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer" and who John le Carré once called "the source on which we all draw." If his 1985 autobiography, the self-deprecatingly entitled Here Lies Eric Ambler, is to be believed, his intention as a young man was to be a playwright. Ambler found a novel way (forgive the pun) to introduce his first full length work, by giving his girlfriend a bound page proof in a cinema on King's Road, Chelsea, just before the lights went down. So became The Dark Frontier (1936) and thereafter some of the greatest thrillers of the 20th century, such as Epitaph for a Spy, Cause for Alarm, The Mask of Dimitrios and Journey into Fear, a good number of which were reduced to film and other "media" (before such things were called media). Not long after finishing Journey into Fear Ambler stopped writing and joined the army, later working for Ealing Studios and J. Arthur Rank, where he adapted Nicholas Montserrat's The Cruel Sea for film before decamping for fame and relative fortune in Hollywood. In 1958 he married Joan Harrison, Alfred Hitchcock's long time assistant and collaborator. Hitchcock even organised their wedding. Get inside the mind and life of one of the inventors and indeed archetypes of the thriller genre.
About the Author:
ERIC AMBLER (1909-1998) is widely regarded as the greatest writer of suspense stories in the English language, and as the inventor of the modern political thriller. His first novel was published in 1936 and he rapidly established a reputation as a thriller writer of extraordinary depth and originality. Ambler was described by John Le Carre as 'the source on which we all draw'. He was also an Oscar-nominated Hollywood scriptwriter.
Buchbeschreibung NY., :U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st American edition, 1986 stated, Near Fine gray hardcover w/red cloth spine, interior unread, Near Fine d/j in Brodart, vi, 234 pages, +8 pages of 13 photos on glossy paper, Eric Ambler autobiography: Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work, LITERATURE, influential British author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, ISBN 0374169748. Buchnummer des Verkäufers E0298a
Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2777839494
Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0374169748
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803741697494.0
Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0374169748
Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0374169748
Buchbeschreibung Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1st American ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0374169748