by Tom Stoppard


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With his characteristically brilliant wordplay and extraordinary scope, Tom Stoppard has in Hapgood devised a play that “spins an end-of-the-Cold-War tale of intrigue and betrayal, interspersed with explanations of the quixotic behavior of the electron and the puzzling properties of light” ( New York Times ). It falls to Hapgood, an extraordinary British intelligence officer, to try to unravel the mystery of who is passing along top-secret scientific discoveries to the Soviets, but as she does so, the web of personal and professional betrayals―doubles and triples and possibly quadruples―continues to multiply.

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ISBN-13: 9780802128348
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 755,729
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tom Stoppard is the author of such seminal works as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , Jumpers , The Real Thing , Arcadia , The Invention of Love , and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia. His screen credits include Parade’s End , Shakespeare in Love , Enigma , Empire of the Sun , and Anna Karenina.

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Hapgood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
grunin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stoppard was having fun reading about quantum mechanics, so he wrote a parody of Le Carre-style spy thrillers as a vehicle to share it. The original 1988 version didn't do well in London, this is the 1994 revision that was a success in New York.