The Secret Agent (Paperback)

Joseph Conrad

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'The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.' In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions. This is a new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.


Product Details

  • Product code: ATJEJ
  • ISBN: 9780241259528
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 11.3cm x 18.1cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Thu May 26 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 5

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