The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2006
Conrad's novel "The Secret Agent" is a gripping espionage thriller revolving around the anarchists and secret agents of late 19th-century England. The protagonist, Mr. Verloc, is an employer of foreign embassy in London who gets involved in a terrorist plot that ultimately leads to disaster. The novel has several interesting twists and turns which make it captivating and worth reading.
 

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Why hasn't this book been made into a movie? It could have been a silent film, for much of it takes place wordlessly within the characters. It could have been film noir, for the darkness would have ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Dedication
Authors Note
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
CHAPTER XI
CHAPTER XII
CHAPTER XIII
About the Auhtor
About the Book

CHAPTER VII

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حول المؤلف (2006)

Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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