Age of Assassins: Story of Prisoner No. 1234 by Philippe Soupault 1st US Edition Hardcover in Dust Jacket 1946 French Vichy Regime Prisoner


Title: The Age of Assassins: The Story of Prisoner No. 1234

Author: Philippe Soupault

Description: Stated First American Edition (1946). Blue cloth boards with blind stamped design on front and silver lettering on spine. Red top edge dye. Light signs of age along top edge of boards. Dust jacket has shallow chipping at head of spine; small chip just to left of author's name on spine; minor general edge-wear; small ink blot in upper corner of front panel; not price clipped (3.00). DJ in clear archival sleeve. xiii, 315, [1] pp. 8.5 x 6 inches. Translated from the French by Hannah Josephson.

Soupault's autobiographical account of his arrest and six month imprisonment by his own government, the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime. In March 1942 he was charged with high treason and confined to the Tunis military prison. Philippe Soupault (1897-1990) was a French writer and poet, novelist, critic, and political activist. He was active in Dadaism and later founded the Surrealist movement with Andre Breton.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Place: New York
Year: 1946

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: Vichy, France, prisoner, autobiography, French,

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