The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Penguin Popular Classics)

3.59 avg rating
( 13,595 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140620566: The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Penguin Popular Classics)

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"An outstanding edition. First-time readers will welcome the eloquent introductory essay, which places The Secret Agent in the context of both Victorianism and modernism, as well as the very useful supplementary materials on anarchism and degeneration. And those already familiar with the novel will be prompted to re-read it in light of Agathocleous's claim that Conrad, along with his New Woman contemporaries, is exploring marriage and the condition of women as well." Amanda Claybaugh, Columbia University"

Book Description:

The Secret Agent (1907) is a compelling tale of espionage and terrorism set in Edwardian London. This new edition is based on a painstaking comparison of the original manuscript of the work.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joseph Conrad
Published by 2007-09-27. (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140620567 ISBN 13: 9780140620566
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cambridge Rare Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007-09-27., 2007. Book Condition: New. Penguin Classics. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 256pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1340811

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
0.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joseph Conrad
Published by 2007-09-27. (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140620567 ISBN 13: 9780140620566
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cambridge Rare Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007-09-27., 2007. Book Condition: New. Penguin Classics. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 256pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1596268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN 10: 0140620567 ISBN 13: 9780140620566
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
California Spanish Books
(buenos aires, Argentina)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140620567 Nuevo! Fast delivery! Professional service with friendly customer support 7 days a week. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140620566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Argentina to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2010)
ISBN 10: 0140620567 ISBN 13: 9780140620566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140620567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Conrad, Joseph
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) 2010-02-25 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0140620567 ISBN 13: 9780140620566
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK) 2010-02-25, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint.. 0140620567 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140620567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds