The Secret Agent

- A Simple Tale (The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale)

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indgår i serie Cambridge Library Collection Fiction and Poetry


The Secret Agent
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
09-05-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
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By the time Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) produced this novel in 1907, terrorism had torn its way through London: Victoria station had been partially destroyed, the House of Commons damaged, and Scotland Yard attacked with dynamite. Conrad's story is set in 1886, at the height of these troubles, and was inspired by the 1894 attempt to bomb Greenwich Observatory. Written just after Nostromo (1904), it is a marked departure from Conrad's usual seafaring form and plunges the reader into the claustrophobic, grimy world of late nineteenth-century London. Mr Adolf Verloc - anarchist, spy, and purveyor of pornographic material - heads a cast of shadowy characters all affected directly or indirectly by the anarchist organisation to which he belongs. Although critics acknowledged its power, the novel and its dark subject matter were uneasily received in Conrad's lifetime. This reissue of the first edition confirms the book's place as a classic of twentieth-century fiction.

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Udgivelsesdato:
09-05-2013
ISBN13:
9781108060394
Vægt:
720 g
Dybde:
29 mm
Bredde:
140 mm
Højde:
216 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    This classic novel delves into the grimy world of Mr Verloc, anarchist and spy. First published in 1907 and varyingly received as prescient, elliptical and indecent, it was inspired by the attempted Greenwich Observatory bombing of 1894. It represents one of the first thorough treatments of terrorism in the twentieth century.

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