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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
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''''An impenetrable mystery seems destined to hang for ever over this act of madness or despair...
''''An impenetrable mystery seems destined to hang for ever over this act of madness or despair...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199536351 (019953635X)
ASIN: 019953635X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
bookshelves: winter-20142015, published-1907, film-only, london, britain-england, mystery-thriller, spies Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al Read from January 10 to 12, 2015 Watch hereDescription: Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, h...
REALJimBob
REALJimBob rated it
With [a:G.K. Chesterton|7014283|G.K. Chesterton|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1365860649p2/7014283.jpg]'s [b:The Man Who Was Thursday|9114152|The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare|G.K. Chesterton|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1311646856s/9114152.jpg|195447] sitting on m...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
5.0 The Secret Agent
I think that I am all alone in thinking that this book is one of the greatest books written, but none-the-less it is my opinion. I think it is the best of Conrad's work. It certainly has his eccentric writing style on display, but I never had a problem with that.Often characterized as a spy novel....
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
5.0
Like Heart of Darkness, Secret Agent:- Is deeply cynical- And heavily allegorical- And ends with a bang (although this book also begins with one).I guessed a big part of the plot pretty quickly, so I guess that's a negative...although I'm not sure it was supposed to be hard to guess.It's about a che...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
5.0 The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
A gripping read, The Secret Agent pulls you in with a superb opening chapter and strings you along until the final rush. Conrad has lightened his Victorian style for this story, but is by no means stingy with words. An important character short on time and patience often demands to hear only the "de...
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