The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent

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Inspired by an actual attempt in 1894 to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, Conrad created one of his most tense and chilling plots. The world of "The Secret Agent" a world of fatuous civil servants and corrupt policemen is grotesquely mirrored in its underworld, a squalid terrorist landscape inhabited by, among others, the Professor, who always carries a bomb in his pocket and Verloc, the pornographer, deceiver, and spy. Repulsive characters and amoral caricatures collaborate to form a black satire on English society, sharpened into focus with a portrait of family life. Winnie Verloc s story is relentlessly told to its anarchic end of utter desolation, madness, and despair. "
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  • CD-Audio
  • English
  • 0792771117
  • 9780792771111

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