The Spy
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The Spy

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In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history's most enigmatic women: Mata Hari.

HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN

When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city.

As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.

But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage.

Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.

Title:The Spy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1524732060
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages

    The Spy Reviews

  • Natalie
    Dec 18, 2016

    “I am a woman who was born at the wrong time and nothing can be done to fix this. I don’t know if the future will remember me, but if it does, may it never see me as a victim, but as someone who m...

  • Tonstant Weader
    Dec 06, 2016

    Mata Hari really deserves better than she has been getting in the literary department. First there was Mata Hari’s Last Dance by Michelle Moran that made her inexplicably obtuse and naive considerin...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 30, 2016

    Mata Hari...was she a spy or wasn't she? Did she serve as a double agent for Germany and France throughout World War I or did a malicious allegation with zero evidence destroy her life? In this re-ima...

  • Abrar Hani
    Jan 08, 2017

    انا غالباً لا اضع توقعات لروايات كويلو فبعد تسع قراءات له اصبحت ادرك تماماً اين ستسير رواياته وكيف ستنتهي فهي ...

  • Aditi
    Nov 19, 2016

    “Death is nothing, nor life either, for that matter. To die, to sleep, to pass into nothingness, what does it matter? Everything is an illusion.” ----Mata HariPaulo Coelho, the international bes...

  • Lina Ahmad
    Dec 01, 2016

    لا شيء جديد في ادب باولو ! العاهرة الشريفةها هو باولو من جديد يحول مفهوم الزنا والعهر الى مهنة الشرف ، أشياء بن...

  • Hussain Hamadi
    Jan 29, 2017

    رواية مخيبة للامال وكثيرة الفوضوية في الاحداث تجعلك تتمنى الانتهاء منها ولو لم أكن قد أعلنت بأنني ساقراءها لت...

  • Rebbie
    Dec 13, 2016

    This book reminds me that I shouldn't read historical fiction novels that are based on specific people, rather than a general time period. I'm too critical, and no doubt I expect too much from authors...

  • Maria
    Sep 16, 2016

    Opinião em breve no blogue...

  • Terri Jacobson
    Jan 18, 2017

    This short novel by Paul Coelho tells the story of the famous spy, Mata Hari. It opens with her execution by firing squad and then she tells what happened via a letter written to the man who defended ...

About Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow in