The Secret AgentMr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London’s Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be „a simple tale“ proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London’s fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations.


Paperback, Oxford World’s Classics, 304 pages
Published April 29th 2004 by Oxford University Press (first published 1907)
Original Title The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
ISBN 0192801694 (ISBN13: 9780192801692)
Edition Language English

setting London, England, 1886 (United Kingdom)

 

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