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The secret agent : a simple tale

Author: Joseph Conrad; J H Stape; Michael Newton
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verlac, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Secret agent.
London : Penguin, 2007
(OCoLC)762219258
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad; J H Stape; Michael Newton
ISBN: 9780141441580 0141441585
OCLC Number: 123113490
Description: xl, 269 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad ; edited with and introduction and notes by Michael Newton ; general editor, J.H. Stape.

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An attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to  Read more...

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"The Secret Agent is an astonishing book. It is one of the best--and certainly the most significant--detective stories ever written." --Ford Madox Ford "The Secret Agent is an altogether thrilling Read more...

 
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