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The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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Set in London during the 1880s, Mr Verloc the shopkeeper leads a life of simplicity and obscurity - the perfect ingredients for his secret job as a spy. Thus spoke Mr Verloc, applying his mind with... More > ingenuity and forethought to the problems of the future.  His voice was sombre, because he had a correct sentiment of the situation.  Everything which he did not wish to pass had come to pass.  The future had become precarious.  His judgment, perhaps, had been momentarily obscured by his dread of Mr Vladimir’s truculent folly.  A man somewhat over forty may be excusably thrown into considerable disorder by the prospect of losing his employment, especially if the man is a secret agent of political police, dwelling secure in the consciousness of his high value and in the esteem of high personages.  He was excusable. - Excerpt from The Secret Agent.< Less
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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The Secret Agent features the life of Mr. Verloc, a spy, who lives with his wife in London in 1866. The crime at the center of the book is the plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. This is... More > Conrad writing about a terrorist a hundred years before Terrorism became a household threat. The central motives are familiar: money, glory, and career opportunities. Though it's a spy novel, The Secret Agent doesn't feel exceptionally thrilling. Mr. Verloc has grown weary of his job as an informant, until his coworkers try to convince him to pull off an act of terror to prove his value to the Embassy. Instead of focusing on the action, Conrad details the ramifications of a spy's life on domestic life. It humanizes the characters to know that even Anarchist terrorists have a desk job, a boss and a wife. That said the characters are somewhat miserable. The story itself is a fine work of literature, to which much of today's spy fiction owes credit.< Less
Secret Agent By Glen Barkman
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It's all about espionage, spies and getaway cars. This intermediate level piano book is a fast paced spy book for kids.
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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The Secret Agent is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The story is set in London in 1886 and deals largely with the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The Secret Agent is also notable as it is one of... More > Conrad's later political novels, which move away from his typical tales of seafaring. The novel deals broadly with the notions of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism. It portrays anarchist or revolutionary groups before many of the social uprisings of the twentieth century. However, it also deals with exploitation, particularly with regard to Verloc's relationship with his brother-in-law Stevie. The novel is set in London in 1886 and follows the life of Mr. Verloc, a secret agent. Verloc is also a businessman who owns a shop which sells pornographic material, contraceptives, and bric-a-brac. Verloc's friends are a group of anarchists. The Secret Agent was ranked the 46th best novel of the 20th century by Modern Library.< Less
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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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... More > 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.< Less
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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The Secret Agent is a novel by Joseph Conrad published in 1907. The story is set in London in 1886 and deals largely with the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The Secret Agent is also notable... More > as it is one of Conrad's later political novels, which move away from his typical tales of seafaring. ————————Holborn Project———————— To provide a thematic collection of publications, free at the point of access—Holborn Project is akin to the idea of lending library, a depository of ideas generated and organised by periodical subjects. The project seeks to promote classic writings through editorship and curation in the light of contemporary topics and current affairs. The Secret Agent is published on the occasion of the beta issue, Embassy.< Less
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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A novel treating of the underworld of London life--the underworld of anarchists and spies. Verloc, "the secret agent," is ostensibly an anarchist, but in reality a spy of one of the big... More > Embassies. He keeps a dim, disreputable shop in side street of Soho, where he lives with his wife, Winnie, his wife's mother, and his half-witted brother-in-law, Stevie. Verloc in his heavy and slothful way is a domesticated man and well pleased with his comfortable existence. So that he is horribly upset when he gets a broad hint from the Embassy that he is not doing enough for his money.< Less
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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The novel is set in London in 1886 and follows the life of Mr. Verloc, a secret agent. Verloc is also a businessman who owns a shop which sells pornographic material, contraceptives, and bric-a-brac.... More > He lives with his wife Winnie, his mother-in-law, and his brother-in-law, Stevie. Stevie has a mental disability, possibly autism, which causes him to be very excitable; his sister, Verloc's wife, attends to him, treating him more as a son than as a brother. Verloc's friends are a group of anarchists of which Comrade Ossipon, Michaelis, and "The Professor" are the most prominent. Although largely ineffectual as terrorists, their actions are known to the police. The group produce anarchist literature in the form of pamphlets entitled F.P., an abbreviation for The Future of the Proletariat.< Less
The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad
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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... More > 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.< Less
Secret Agent Saves Washington By Van Benson
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Our secret agent is being followed by a mysterious man who is out to destroy Washington. Will secret agent save the day and the country?