The Secret Agent
A Simple TaleBook - 2007
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 Verlac, 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.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2007.
Branch Call Number: CONRAD 2007
Characteristics: xl, 269 pages : maps ; 20 cm.