9780141194394

The Secret Agent (RED edition)

  • ISBN 13:

    9780141194394

  • ISBN 10:

    0141194391

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/24/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

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 Verloc, 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 awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions.

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‘’Elevated the spy story into literature in a way that would inspire Greene and le Carre ’’ -Observer

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