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Ashenden : or The British agent

Author: מוהם, וילים סומרסט, ; W Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc., [1941] ©1941
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 1927 collection of loosely linked stories by W. Somerset Maugham. It is partly based on the author's experience as a member of British Intelligence in Europe during the First World War. A celebrated writer by the time the war broke out in 1914, Maugham had the perfect cover for living in Switzerland. Multilingual and knowledgeable about many European countries, he was dispatched by the Secret Service to Lucerne -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Spy stories
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Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Ashenden, or: The British agent.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran, 1941
(OCoLC)646911730
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: מוהם, וילים סומרסט, ; W Somerset Maugham
ISBN: 0836940520 9780836940527 0099289709 9780099289708
OCLC Number: 775428
Description: xiii, 304 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: W. Somerset Maugham.

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When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in  Read more...

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