The Spy
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The Spy


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.


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages

    The Spy Reviews

  • Natalie
    Dec 27, 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...

  • Aditi
    Nov 27, 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Lina Ahmad
    Dec 02, 2016

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

  • Louise Wilson
    Nov 17, 2016

    Mata Hari was penniless when she arrived in Paris. Soon she is one of the most elegant women in the city.Paranoia consumed a country at war and Mata Hari's lifestyle comes under suspicion. in 1917 she...

  • ??? ???
    Jan 08, 2017

    اللقاء الثالث مع باولو كويلو ويبدو أنه سيكون الأخيرفالقاء الثانى كان عام 2015 لذا شاءت الصدفة أن يكوناللقاء الث...

  • Husain Ismaeel
    Dec 17, 2016

    باولو من الكتاب المفضلين لدي بل هو من جعلني أقبل على قراءة الروايات ومنه بدأت قراءة الروايات وكل رواياته محبب...

  • Atrapada Enunashojasdepapel
    Dec 11, 2016

    Una historia que ahonda en la vida del personaje protagonista, dándonos a conocer en profundidad diferentes momentos de su vida y su forma de afrontarlos, resulta interesante conocer más interiormen...

  • Jderu Marius
    Dec 30, 2016

    Mi-a placut, dar este scrisa superficial. Este a doua carte de Coelho dupa Alchimistul pe care o citesc. Mi-au atras atentia cateva citate pe care vreau sa le mentionez aici: "oare nu vom putea vedea ...

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