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The Secret Agent : A Simple Tale
by Joseph Conrad and Peter Mallios and Robert D. Kaplan


Overview - Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

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.  Read more...


 
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More About The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad; Peter Mallios; Robert D. Kaplan
 
 
 
Overview
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780812973051
  • ISBN-10: 0812973054
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: December 2004
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.08 x 5.24 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Books > Fiction > Literary
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