Title: The Ipcress File
Author: Deighton, Len
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: F-
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Negligible shelf wear to back of d-j.
Synopsis: Len Deighton’s classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy – later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. The film of The Ipcress File gave Michael Caine one of his first and still most celebrated starring roles, while the novel itself has become a classic.
The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton’s first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing. For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a dark and deadly conspiracy.