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The Secret Agent

  • The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale is an example of Conrad's later political writing, which moved away from his earlier, seafaring tales. The spy Mr. Verloc moves through London where he encounters anarchism, terrorism and revolutionary groups. Conrad also deals with the notion of exploitation. The novel's treatment of terrorism caused it to be...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1907
  • Set in 19th Century England The Secret Agent is an intriguing story of espionage, counter-espionage and corruption on both sides of the law. When Adolf Verloc, international spy for the Russian Embassy, is assigned the task of blowing-up the Greenwich Observatory, incompetence and fear-of persecution come in to play with ironic and catastrophic...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN London is under threat. It has become a haven for political exiles and anarchists. Frequent bomb threats and disturbances interrupt the lives of the city's inhabitants, who live in fear of the terrorists in their midst. One such terrorist is Verloc. He is the secret agent who is given the mission to strike right...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2010
  • 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2000
  • First published in 1907, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent is a novel woven around a real-life incident that took place in London in 1894. In this exploration of anarchism, a spy, Mr. Verloc, becomes entangled in a plan to plant a bomb in Greenwich Park. The narrative showcases the deadly game of political and criminal conspiracies and their consequences.

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Mr Verloc, the secret agent, is involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory which goes disastrously wrong. Based on the text which Conrad's first English readers enjoyed, this new edition includes a critical introduction which describes Conrad's great London novel as the realization of a 'monstrous town', a place...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
    published : 2004
  • In her acclaimed debut, The Cutout , former CIA analyst Francine Mathews defined a world of intrigue where only the savvy survive. Now, in The Secret Agent , Mathews propels us deep into the baffling history of a maverick American?s glittering life and his sudden, cataclysmic disappearance?. Here is the masterful story of secret agents of many kinds--in...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Inspired by an attempt in 1894 to blow up London?s Greenwich Observatory, The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed original of the long tradition of espionage thrillers that explore the confused motives at the heart of terrorism. Published in 1907, Joseph Conrad?s novel was remarkably prescient, anticipating the political contours of the next century,...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2007
  • With a note by the author. '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,...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ************. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale 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 as it is one of Conrad''s later...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008