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the SECRET AGENT a simple tale by [Joseph Conrad]
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the SECRET AGENT a simple tale Kindle Edition

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Length: 308 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale is a novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1907. The story is set in London in 1886 and deals with Mr Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy for an unnamed country (presumably Russia). The Secret Agent is one of Conrad's later political novels in which he moved away from his former tales of seafaring.

The novel deals broadly with anarchism, espionage and terrorism. It also deals with exploitation of the vulnerable in Verloc's relationship with his brother-in-law Stevie, who has a learning difficulty.

Because of its terrorism theme, it was noted as "one of the three works of literature most cited in the American media" two weeks after the September 11 attacks.

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (born; 3 December 1857 - 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1011 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07NXVS2S3
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Amazon.com: 2.9 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
Cape Codder
1.0 out of 5 starsSince Conrad wrote in English, who garbled this? And why?
1 December 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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Tami Burden
3.0 out of 5 starsThe Secret Agent
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latviete55
5.0 out of 5 starsbut once you adapt to the pace of the book it truly deserves its ranking as one of the best novels by one of the best novelists
27 March 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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KSmith
2.0 out of 5 starsHard to read.
17 February 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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Felicity Barrington
5.0 out of 5 starsA simple tale of anarchy - a fantastic tale of human beings.
9 September 2009 - Published on Amazon.com
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