ISBN 9780007420261,The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Publisher:

Harper Collins

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ISBN 9780007420261
Publisher

Harper Collins

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780007420261

ISBN-10 0007420269
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 464 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

They swarmed numerous like locusts, industrious like ants, thoughtless like a natural force, pushing on blind and orderly and absorbed, impervious to sentiment, to logic - to terror, too, perhaps Considered one of Conrad's most political works, The Secret Agent is set against the dismal backdrop of a drab and alienating London, and tells the story of the bombing of Greenwich Observatory by a group of anarchists. Shopkeeper, spy and reluctant anarchist Mr Verloc becomes embroiled in this terrorist plot, exploiting his mentally disabled brother-in-law Stevie in the process, leading to tragic circumstances.
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