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First UK edition
|4 September 1995|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|ISBN||0091779235 (first edition, hardback)|
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.
The book, though fiction, is criticised by people who were at Bletchley Park as bearing little resemblance to the real wartime Bletchley Park.
- 1st UK edition, Hutchinson, 1995. ISBN 0-09-177923-5
- 1st US edition, Random House, 1995. ISBN 0-679-42887-9
- Enigma at the Internet Book List