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The Secret Agent (Collins Classics)

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‘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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  • ISBN: 9780007477500
  • ISBN 10: 0007477503
  • Imprint: William Collins
  • On Sale: 05/31/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: 2.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Classics

The Secret Agent (Collins Classics) by Joseph Conrad

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