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The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (Paperback, 2016)

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The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 

'The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.'

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.

About the Author

Considered one of the greatest prose stylists, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) chose to write in English instead of his native Polish. His work, drawn from his own adventurous experiences, is seen as a forerunner of literary modernism.


Format: Paperback | 320 pages

DimDimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 2.6 | 200g

Publication Date: 26 May 2016

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0241259525

ISBN13: 9780241259528


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal (barely noticeable) creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.