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The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad
Editor 1stWorld Library

1st World Library - Literary Society | June 15, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Mr Verloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brother-in-law. It could be done, because there was very little business at any time, and practically none at all before the evening. Mr Verloc cared but little about his ostensible business. And, moreover, his wife was in charge of his brother-in-law. The shop was small, and so was the house. It was one of those grimy brick houses which existed in large quantities before the era of reconstruction dawned upon London. The shop was a square box of a place, with the front glazed in small panes. In the daytime the door remained closed; in the evening it stood discreetly but suspiciously ajar. The window contained photographs of more or less undressed dancing girls; nondescript packages in wrappers like patent medicines; closed yellow paper envelopes, very flimsy, and marked two-and-six in heavy black figures; a few numbers of ancient French comic publications hung across a string as if to dry; a dingy blue china bowl, a casket of black wood, bottles of marking ink, and rubber stamps; a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety; a few apparently old copies of obscure newspapers, badly printed, with titles like The Torch, The Gong-rousing titles. And the two gas jets inside the panes were always turned low, either for economy''s sake or for the sake of the customers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 296 pages, 3.35 × 2.17 × 0.26 in

Published: June 15, 2007

Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1421842890

ISBN - 13: 9781421842899

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The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad
Editor 1stWorld Library

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 296 pages, 3.35 × 2.17 × 0.26 in

Published: June 15, 2007

Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1421842890

ISBN - 13: 9781421842899

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Mr Verloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brother-in-law. It could be done, because there was very little business at any time, and practically none at all before the evening. Mr Verloc cared but little about his ostensible business. And, moreover, his wife was in charge of his brother-in-law. The shop was small, and so was the house. It was one of those grimy brick houses which existed in large quantities before the era of reconstruction dawned upon London. The shop was a square box of a place, with the front glazed in small panes. In the daytime the door remained closed; in the evening it stood discreetly but suspiciously ajar. The window contained photographs of more or less undressed dancing girls; nondescript packages in wrappers like patent medicines; closed yellow paper envelopes, very flimsy, and marked two-and-six in heavy black figures; a few numbers of ancient French comic publications hung across a string as if to dry; a dingy blue china bowl, a casket of black wood, bottles of marking ink, and rubber stamps; a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety; a few apparently old copies of obscure newspapers, badly printed, with titles like The Torch, The Gong-rousing titles. And the two gas jets inside the panes were always turned low, either for economy''s sake or for the sake of the customers.
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