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The Secret Agent By Joseph Conrad

The Secret Agent
by Joseph Conrad

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Mr Verloc, the secret agent, is involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory that goes disastrously wrong. This new edition includes a critical introduction that describes Conrad's London novel as the realization of a 'monstrous town', a place of idiocy, madness, criminality, and butchery.
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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad

'An impenetrable mystery seems destined to hang for ever over this act of madness or despair.' Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be 'A Simple Tale' proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations. 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 of idiocy, madness, criminality, and butchery.

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About Joseph Conrad



John Lyon has previously edited Conrad's Youth/Heart of Darkness/The End of the Tether for Penguin Twentieth Century Classics, and novels by Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, and D. H. Lawrence.

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GOR001953785
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2004-03-11
300
0192801694
9780192801692
N/A
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