ROGUE MALE. Geoffrey Household.


London: Chatto and Windus, 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-270 [271] [272: printers statement], original lavender cloth, spine stamped in white. First edition. The story of a British man who hunts a European dictator (read: Adolf Hitler), he gets the man in his cross hairs but does not shoot. He is captured, tortured, and escapes, back to England, where he is hunted by the dictator's secret agents. "This is a nightmarish novel, filled with breathless chases, fascinating detail work, and images that will haunt you for days after reading." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 382-384. Filmed in 1941 as Man Hunt with Walter Pidgeon, later filmed as a television movie. Upper page edges dust soiled, spine somewhat faded, a clean, very good copy. (20282). Item #20282

Price: $450.00

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