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The Secret Agent : A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad

The Secret Agent

A Simple Tale

Paperback Published: 12th June 2008
ISBN: 9780199536351
Number Of Pages: 304

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Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be "a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations.
Based on the text which Conrad's first English readers enjoyed, this new edition includes a full and up-to-date bibliography, a comprehensive chronology and a critical introduction which describes Conrad's great London novel as the realization of a "monstrous town," a place of idiocy, madness, criminality, and butchery. It also discusses contemporary anarchist activity in the UK, imperialism, and Conrad's narrative techniques.

ISBN: 9780199536351
ISBN-10: 019953635X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12th June 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 2

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