The Secret Agent

Kobo ebook | July 26, 2012

byJoseph Conrad

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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, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions.

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 26, 2012Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141974540

ISBN - 13:9780141974545

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