Enigma (novel)

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Enigma
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First UK edition
AuthorRobert Harris
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical fiction
Set inWWII
PublisherHutchinson
Publication date
4 September 1995
Media typePrint (hardback)
ISBN0091779235 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC32626914

Enigma is a 1995 novel by Robert Harris about Tom Jericho, a young mathematician trying to break the Germans' "Enigma" ciphers during World War II. Jericho is stationed in Bletchley Park, the British cryptologist central office, and is worked to the point of physical and mental exhaustion. The book was adapted to film in 2001.

Reception[edit]

The book, though fiction, is criticised by people who were at Bletchley Park as bearing little resemblance to the real wartime Bletchley Park.[1]

Edition[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Enigma at the Internet Book List

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watkins, Gwen Watkins (2006). Cracking the Luftwaffe Codes. Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-1-85367-687-1.