The Dumb Gods Speak by E. Phillips Oppenheim 1937 Little Brown and Company

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Dive into the intriguing world of espionage with The Dumb Gods Speak by E. Phillips Oppenheim, a 1937 publication from Little Brown and Company. The story follows Mr. Mark Humberstone, a brilliant inventor's son, and Prince Cheng Zhao Han of China, former Harvard roommates turned partners in the International Bureau of Espionage based in the glamorous Nice on the Cote d'Azur.

Amidst a backdrop of luxury, they face danger from Russian assassins and international spies. With the assistance of the beautiful Russian Princess Catherine Oronoff, they embark on a high-stakes mission to thwart a looming global war.

The book's dust jacket shows significant wear, as captured in the photos, but the tale within remains as captivating and relevant as ever, offering readers a thrilling adventure into the world of pre-WWII espionage.


  • Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Year: 1937
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Significant wear on dust jacket

Key Features:

  • Espionage Thriller: A gripping narrative set against the backdrop of international espionage.
  • Historical Setting: Offers a glimpse into the pre-WWII geopolitical landscape.
  • Dynamic Characters: features a cast of compelling characters embroiled in global intrigue.
  • Vintage Charm: A collectible item for fans of classic spy novels and historical fiction.

Beyond The Final Page:

"The Dumb Gods Speak" is more than just a spy novel; it's a journey into a time of uncertainty and intrigue, reflecting the complex interplay of global politics and personal courage. It's a must-read for aficionados of espionage fiction and historical narratives.


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This vintage book has been previously owned and shows signs of wear, especially on the dust jacket. Despite these imperfections, the book itself is in good condition, and the story it holds is timeless. Please refer to the photos for more details, and feel free to contact us for additional information or pictures.

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