The Secret Agent

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Collector's Library, 2005 - Anarchists - 335 pages
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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.
 

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Why hasn't this book been made into a movie? It could have been a silent film, for much of it takes place wordlessly within the characters. It could have been film noir, for the darkness would have ... Read full review

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Contents

The Authors Note
7
Chapter One
17
Chapter Two
25
Chapter Three
55
Chapter Four
75
Chapter Five
94
Chapter Six
118
Chapter Seven
148
Chapter Eight
165
Chapter Nine
195
Chapter Ten
226
Chapter Twelve
278
Chapter Thirteen
314
Afterword
325
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Joseph Conrad, (1857-1924) born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was a Polish-born English novelist. Most of his works featured a nautical setting and depicted trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honor. Before he started writing, Conrad joined the French merchant marines and later joined the British navy. Some of his numerous works include, Heart of Darkness, The Arrow of Gold, The Secret Agent, An Outcast of the Islands, and Lord Jim.

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