The Secret Agent

Paperback | October 2, 2007

byJoseph Conrad

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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 at the heart of London's pride by blowing up Greenwich Observatory. But his decision to drag his innocent family into the plot leads to tragic consequences on a more personal than political level.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODENLondon 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 s...

Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski was born in the Ukraine on December 3, 1857. His parents were Polish and had both died in exile by the time Conrad was eleven. His uncle then became his guardian and looked after him in Krakow until he was sixteen when he went to sea and sailed on French and British ships. He was made British cit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099511533

ISBN - 13:9780099511533

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't enjoy it The story and concept I did find intriguing but the progression of it all was tedious to follow. Conrad did state that he wrote the book impulsively in the author's preface and it is pretty evident as you read along. The only character that aroused my interest in the book was the Professor and he was seldom mentioned. The highfalutin english didn't really bother me; it was the feeling of indifference to the entire story that disappointed me.
Date published: 2008-08-07