Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week Three - 49 To Go

In this novel Paulo Coehlo takes up the case of a Dutch exotic dancer, Mata Hari. Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Zelle. To escape from poverty the Germans offered Zelle 20,000 francs to convey information to them. Coehlo lets Zelle tell her own story, but the author implies that Zelle’s fate, death by firing squad, might have been influenced by her pride.

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