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The Secret Agent

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The Secret Agent

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The Secret Agent is one of Joseph Conrad’s rare and genuine masterpieces; an engrossing work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways.  It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of his major achievements. To friends and family, Adolf Verloc is a typical London businessman. But in reality he is a secret agent for a foreign government. His assignment: bomb the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. A chef-d'oeuvre of intricate plotting and dark realism, a searing portrait of the devastating effects of extremism, 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 maelstrom of destruction. This is one of Joseph Conrad’s finest novels, and remains as transcendent as ever in this beautifully realized 21st century digital edition; as relevant today as when it was first published more than a century ago.


JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly tragic sensibility to his modernist literature. He is known to have influenced D.H. Lawrence, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway T.S. Eliot and Philip Roth. Among his most notable works are Heart Of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, Under Western Skies, and Typhoon.

 

 

 

 

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