The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
Adolph Verloc leads a double life. As well as running his seedy Soho shop, he is also a secret agent, operating for an underground anarchist cell – and his job is about to get far more dangerous. When his leaders instruct him to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry,... show more
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Publish date: November 24th 2010
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
(Original Review, 2002-06-25)One of my oldest friends, both female and a graduate in English loathes Lessing, and I could just as easily wonder how Nabokov can offer anything superior to Under Western Eyes, The Secret Agent, Nostromo or Victory, which must have one of the most memorable lines in Eng...
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...
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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....
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...
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