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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812973051
Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Format: Paperback
Year: 2004
Publisher: Modern Library
Dimensions: 133 x 205 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 352
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Edited and with Notes by Peter Lancelot Mallios
Introduction by Robert D. Kaplan
In reexamining "The Secret Agent" in a post-9/11 world, Robert D. Kaplan praises Joseph Conrad's "surgical insight into the mechanics of terrorism," calling the book "a fine example of how a savvy novelist may detect the future long before a social scientist does."
This intense 1907 thriller-a precursor to works by Graham Greene and John le Carre-concerns a British double agent who infiltrates a cabal of anarchists. Conrad explores political and criminal intrigue in a modern society, building to a climax that the critic F. R. Leavis deemed "one of the most astonishing triumphs of genius in fiction."

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