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The secret agent : a simple tale ([New] ed)

By: Conrad, Joseph

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Part of the The Penguin English library series
0141199555 / 9780141199559
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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad'Madness and despair!

Give me that for a lever, and I'll move the world'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. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction written in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels, to the beginning of the First World War.


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