- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Cherry Lane Music; 1St Edition edition (June 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0906071119
- ISBN-13: 978-0906071113
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,397,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Prisoner of the Devil Hardcover – June, 1980
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Prisoner of the Devil is ,in addition to being a well written novel a brave one too as it does not end on a note of unqualified triumph for Holmes as his involvement in the case he is investigating is partially thwarted by government machinations
The case is one of the most notorious in European history -that of the French Jew ,Alfred Dreyfus.In 1895 Dreyfus ,a mild and somewhat unprepossessing man ,was carving out a modestly successful career in the French military and was employed on the General Staff when he was accused of trying to sell military secrets to the Germans .He was tried "in camera" and found guilty on the flimsiest of evidence ,being sentenced to life imprisonment on the notorious Devil's Island near the coast of South America,the widespread view of his supporters and other interested parties being that his social isolation and religion(he was Jewish)made him an ideal scapegoat for the misdeeds of other better placed people .Read more ›
So if you are a coinsurer of the very best in mystery fiction like The Crime Doctor, Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Novels and Stories (Bantam Classic) Volume I, or The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Oxford Bookworms Library), then I am certain that this thrilling novel will provided you with quite a few lively nights of suspenseful reading.