The Secret Agent Conrad Joseph
With an Introduction and Notes by Hugh Epstein, Secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society of Great Britain. 'Then the vision of an enormous town presented itself, of a monstrous town.a cruel devourer of the world's light. There was room enough there
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale is a novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1907. The story is set in London in 1886 and deals with Mr. Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy for an unnamed country (presumably Russia). The Secret Agent is notable for being one of Conrad's later political novels in which he moved away from his former tales of seafaring. The novel deals broadly with anarchism, espionage and terrorism.
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale is a novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1907. The story is set in London in 1886 and deals with Mr. Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy for an unnamed country (presumably Russia). The Secret Agent is notable for being one
Few people realize that Joseph Conrad invented the terrorist-spy genre in 1907 with his novella 'The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.' 'The Secret Agent' was one of the 'the three works of literature most cited in the American media' around the two weeks foll
"The Secret Agent" is Joseph Conrad's intriguing and darkly humourous novel of anarchists, spies and agents-provocateurs. Set in London in 1886, it tells the story of Mr Verloc, a shop-keeper and secret agent, who becomes involved in a plot to blow up the
Though he is best remembered for his novel Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad widened his scope in later life to include espionage, such as he does in his 1907 novel The Secret Agent. Over 100 years later this work is lauded for its visionary take on terror
Paperback, Palgrave, 1987, ISBN13 9780333432754, ISBN10 0333432754
Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent is a tale of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism. Our agent, a man named Mr. Verloc, minds his own business while he tends to his shop in London's Soho district, alongside his wife, who attends to her aged mother and disabled brother. Their lives are turned upside down when Verloc is reluctantly employed to plant a bomb and destroy an observatory in London.
Joseph Conrad is one of the great figures in the tradition of the English novel. This book provides a critically-informed introduction to Conrad and his work, placing him in his political, social, and literary context, and examining his relationship to Modernism, England and Empire. It covers the range of Conrad's fiction, from the early Malay novels, through such key works as "Heart of Darkness," "Lord Jim," "Nostromo," "The Secret Agent," and "Under Western Eyes," to his later novels.