The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad

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Weaves 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.
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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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SKU GOR005785351
Title The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
Author By (author) Joseph Conrad
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0140620567
ISBN 13 9780140620566
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005785351
Title The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
Author By (author) Joseph Conrad
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0140620567
ISBN 13 9780140620566
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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