The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad
The Secret Agent
  • ISBN-13: 9780451474292
  • Author(s): Joseph Conrad
  • Introduction by: E.L. Doctorow
  • Subject: adventure / thriller
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Signet Classics
  • Publication Date: 06-08-2015
  • Format: p/b

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Inspired by an actual attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 - often called the first modern terrorist act - this chillingly prophetic novel is the literary precursor to the espionage thrillers of such writers as Graham Greene and John le Carr . The Secret Agent offers a devastating portrait of late 19th-century London, with its fatuous civil servants, amoral politicians and corrupt police, who are mirrored by their counterparts in the criminal underworld.
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Inspired by an actual attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 - often called the first modern terrorist act - this chillingly prophetic novel is the literary precursor to the espionage thrillers of such writers as Graham Greene and John le Carr . The Secret Agent offers a devastating portrait of late 19th-century London, with its fatuous civil servants, amoral politicians and corrupt police, who are mirrored by their counterparts in the criminal underworld.

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