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  • Published: 24 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141441580
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

The Secret Agent




Published alongside other Conrad's works, on the 150th anniversary of his birth

In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions.

  • Published: 24 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141441580
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

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The Jungle Books
On Sparta
Love
Annals
Military Dispatches