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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Richard
    Dec 04, 2016

    I was fortunate to read "Mata Hari: The Controversial Life and Legacy of World War I's Most Famous Spy" by Charles River Editors, a title almost as long as the book. It gave me a thorough review of a ...

  • Dahiana
    Dec 01, 2016

    Antes que todo, he de reconocer que esperaba este libro con ansias, para cuando me preguntaran qué estaba leyendo, responder con mucho carácter, LA ESPIA DE COELHO. ** INSERTAR AQUÍ CLOSE UP DE MIR...

  • Miguel
    Sep 25, 2016

    Margareth Zelle nasce em 1876 na Holanda. Em Paris, com 41 anos, é condenada à morte, por espionagem. É a trajectória de Mata Hari (o seu pseudónimo) que o escritor Paulo Coelho decidiu contar ne...

  • Isa Bel
    Sep 12, 2016

    Li o livro em poucas horas durante o fim de semana e quando fechei o livro tinha vontade de ler mais. Queria mais páginas para ler. Este é o verdadeiro talento do Paulo Coelho, fazer-nos ansiar por ...