The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale

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The classic tale of terrorism from one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists

To his friends and family Adolf Verloc is a typical London businessman. But in reality he is a secret agent for a foreign government. His assignment has been to stir up trouble among the local anarchist groups, but when his handlers become frustrated with his lack of progress, they demand a new course of action: Verloc will bomb the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

A masterpiece of intricate plotting and dark realism, The Secret Agent skips backward and forward in time as the repercussions of its central event are felt by every character—from the radicals who think Verloc is one of their own to the wife and brother-in-law he traps in his whirlwind of destruction. This is one of Joseph Conrad’s finest novels, and a portrait of the devastating effects of extremism, as relevant today as when it was first published more than a century ago.

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This is the definitive digital Edition of the great modernist’s works, with every published novel, short story, novella and literary essay written by Joseph Conrad. One of the most significant writers of the 20th Century is accessible in his entirety for the first time in digital format. (Current version: 3)

* ALL 19 novels, with perfect formatting
* Links to famous film and TV adaptations
* even the rare unfinished novel Suspense, not available anywhere else as a digital book
* ALL 28 short stories, collected and perfectly formatted
* ALL of the memoirs and literary criticism
* Many images throughout the eBook relating to Conrad’s life and works
* Informative and brief introductions to Conrad’s famous novels

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CONTENTS:

The Novels and Novellas
ALMAYER’S FOLLY
AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS
THE N****R OF THE NARCISSUS
LORD JIM
THE INHERITORS
TYPHOON
HEART OF DARKNESS
ROMANCE
NOSTROMO
THE SECRET AGENT
UNDER WESTERN EYES
CHANCE
VICTORY
THE SHADOW-LINE
THE ARROW OF GOLD
THE RESCUE
THE NATURE OF A CRIME
THE ROVER
SUSPENSE

The Short Stories
THE BLACK MATE
THE IDIOTS
THE LAGOON
AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS
THE RETURN
KARAIN: A MEMORY
YOUTH
FALK
AMY FOSTER
TO-MORROW
THE END OF THE TETHER
GASPAR RUIZ
THE INFORMER
THE BRUTE
AN ANARCHIST
THE DUEL
IL CONDE
A SMILE OF FORTUNE
THE SECRET SHARER
FREYA OF THE SEVEN ISLES
PRINCE ROMAN
THE PLANTER OF MALATA
THE PARTNER
THE INN OF THE TWO WITCHES
BECAUSE OF THE DOLLARS
THE WARRIOR’S SOUL
THE TALE

The Memoirs
THE MIRROR OF THE SEA
A PERSONAL RECORD

The Essays
NOTES ON LIFE AND LETTERS
LAST ESSAYS

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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Sep 23, 2014
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781480484177
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
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