This Level 3, Pre-Intermediate "Penguin Reader" contains 1050 words and tells the story of Mr Verloc, the reluctant anarchist, who receives orders to bomb the Greenwich Observatory in London. Will he do the job? What if it all goes wrong? "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified stories which introduces the reader step-by-step to classics, best-sellers, film-titles and original stories. Each text contains exercises, an introduction and information about the syllabus. They are published at six levels, from Beginner (300 words) to Advanced (3000 words).
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"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.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003018910