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Penguin Red Classics The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad

Penguin UK (PB) | March 8, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Penguin Red Classics The Secret Agent is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

Adolph Verloc leads a double life. As well as running his seedy Soho shop, he is also a secret agent, operating for an underground anarchist cell - and his job is about to get far more dangerous. When his leaders instruct him to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry, with tragic repercussions for him and his family.

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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 in

Published: March 8, 2010

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141194391

ISBN - 13: 9780141194394

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this RED Classic collection! Great Cause! Classic book. RED collection of books helps fight AIDS and HIV in Africa... to learn more here's a link: http://samaritanmag.com/dracula-little-women-anna-karenina-part-new-red-products-indigo-books
Date published: 2010-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow... If you've never read conrad before, read this. Most of his other books are about sailing, and the sea, but this one is about terrorism, and is very well done. It's the story of a man, his wife and her younger brother. It's also a tale of a terrorism, murder, betrayal, and utter desolation. Please, for the good of humanity, read this book. The english is rather high-brow, but all and all it is absolutely amazing.
Date published: 1999-06-22

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Penguin Red Classics The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 in

Published: March 8, 2010

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141194391

ISBN - 13: 9780141194394

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Adolph Verloc leads a double life. As well as running his seedy Soho shop, he is also a secret agent, operating for an underground anarchist cell - and his job is about to get far more dangerous. When his leaders instruct him to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry, with tragic repercussions for him and his family.

Books that save lives come in one colour.
Choose (Penguin Classics) RED, Save Lives

Penguin Classics has partnered with (PRODUCT) RED to bring you our selection of some of the best books ever written. We will be contributing 50% of the profits from the sale of (Penguin Classics) RED editions to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Now great books can help save lives.

Learn more about the Penguin Classics RED series.

About the Author

Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.
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