1920 Hardcover Book, First Edition, The Great Impersonation, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Dust Jacket, Spy Novel, Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
A wonderful hardcover fiction novel by E Phillips Oppenheim. It is entitled The Great Impersonation. This is a 1920 First Edition with its original dust cover. The book's hardcover is blue cloth with gold embossed lettering.
The year is 1913. The disgraced and formerly penniless aristocrat Sir Everard Dominey returns from German East Africa a reformed and wealthy man determined to take his place in English society. But is he Sir Everard or the German spy, Baron Leopold von Ragastein? Leopold, educated at Eton and Oxford with the Englishman, bears a striking resemblance to Dominey and was often taken as his double at school. After a chance encounter in Africa, one of them has returned. But who? The haunting subplot, has a spooky old house, secret passages, haunted woods, and terrified servants. The Great Impersonation is a very famous spy novel. Two movies were made of this novel one in 1935 and one in 1942.
Edward Phillips Oppenheim was born October 22, 1866. He was a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers.In 1892 Oppenheim married Elise Clara Hopkins. They lived in Evington, Leicestershire until the First World War, During the war, he worked for the Ministry of Information.
7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Dust Jacket Included
Blue Cloth Cover with Embossed Gold Title on Front and Spine
Published by A. L. Burt Company, New York
This book is in Used but Very Good condition. The book has no rips or tears. There is a signature of the owner and date written on the first flyleaf. The binding is tight and completely intact. The book is clean and does show minor shelf wear.
Dust cover is ripped in several places but still readable.
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