The Secret Agent
With an Introduction by Giles Foden
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Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Book DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN London is under threat. It has become a haven for political exiles and anarchists. Frequent bomb threats and disturbances interrupt the lives of the city's inhabitants, who live in fear of the terrorists in their midst. One such terrorist is Verloc. He is the secret agent who is given the mission to strike right at the heart of London's pride by blowing up Greenwich Observatory. But his decision to drag his innocent family into the plot leads to tragic consequences on a more personal than political level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099511533
(197mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph Conrad
Secret Agent, Paperback (October 2016)
"[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs."-The Observer (1907)
Heart of Darkness, Paperback (September 2016)
"This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students are becoming intensely interested in reading Conrad-largely because of this excellent work."-Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State University
Lingard Trilogy, Paperback (September 2016)
Contains the novels: Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands and The Rescue With an introduction by Robert Hampson
Victory, Hardback (May 2016)» View all books by Joseph Conrad
This is the first, comprehensive and authoritative critical edition of Conrad's novel Victory: An Island Tale (1915).
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Author Biography - Joseph Conrad
Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski was born in the Ukraine on 3 December 1857. His parents were Polish and had both died in exile by the time Conrad was eleven. His uncle then became his guardian and looked after him in Krakow until he was sixteen when he went to sea and sailed on French and British ships. He was made British citizen in 1886 and changed his name to Joseph Conrad. In 1889 Conrad visited the Congo and his experiences there inspired Heart of Darkness. In 1894 he published his first novel, Almayer's Folly and went on to write nineteen more as well as many short stories, essays and a memoir. In 1896 he married Jessie George and they later had two sons. Conrad died on 3 August 1924.
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