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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


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Issued in a case.

StatementNorman Mailer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3525.A4152
The Physical Object
Pagination1310 p. ;
Number of Pages1310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21362115M
ISBN 100394588320

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Harlot's Ghost: A Novel - Kindle edition by Mailer, Norman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Harlot's Ghost: A Novel/5(88). The Big One, volume one (yes, 1, pages!) of Mailer's long-promised masterpiece, in which he does for the CIA what Melville did for mammals and God, and what Thomas Mann did for the metaphysics of tuberculosis. A small serving of potted plot: Herrick (Harry) Hubbard has been raised in the thickish atmosphere of the CIA, which his Hemingwayesque father, Cal, helped . Harlots is a British-American period drama television series created by Alison Newman and Moira Buffini and inspired by The Covent Garden Ladies by British historian Hallie series focuses on Margaret Wells, who runs a brothel in 18th-century London and struggles to secure a better future for her daughters amid an unpredictable environment. No. of episodes: 24 (list of episodes). Harlot's Ghost is a novel discussing the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA career of Harry Hubbard. Jumping back and forth through time, the novel deals mostly with Harry's young adulthood working in espionage around the world, particularly in Washington D.C., Berlin, Germany, Uruguay, and Miami.

  The book's thousand pages notwithstanding, there are huge questions which Mailer leaves unanswered. Harlot's Ghost would have benefited from a more aggressive editor, but my final analysis is that I'll be the first in line to slog through the sequel to learn the resolution to the questions that the book's "to be continued" ending by: A contemporary picaresque yarn, Harlot's Ghost bears more than a slight resemblance to those great 18th-century English novels that chronicle the coming-of-age of a . Unfortunately for some fans, the book is not the long hoped for sequel to Harlot’s Ghost, a book that Mailer abandoned for this one, according to an interview. With this effort Mailer treads into charged territory, chronicling the early life of Adolf Hitler from the point of view of the devil or something like it. Harlots Ghost has been gathering dust on my bookshelf for decades. It's girth combined with slow reading and distractions are my excuses. This audiobook cut through these pretexts and delivered both a terrific work that otherwise was inaccessible to me, and a needed reminder of how great Mailer was at his art.

  Praise for Harlot’s Ghost “[Norman Mailer is] the right man to exalt the history of the CIA into something better than history.”—Anthony Burgess, The Washington Post Book World “Elegantly written and filled with almost electric tension/5(9). Praise. Praise for Harlot’s Ghost “[Norman Mailer is] the right man to exalt the history of the CIA into something better than history.”—Anthony Burgess, The Washington Post Book World “Elegantly written and filled with almost electric tension. Book Description Random House Trade 9/1/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Harlot's Ghost. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller/5(K).   ‎With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society—and his own past—takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the /5(24).