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He looked in the direction of Geneva , but could see no lights , and the sleet ,
turning into snow , prevented him from recognising the landmarks . Lake Leman ,
on fine days so trim and pretty , artificial like a piece of water in a French garden ,
... there was no great hurry since the train in which he was to be taken to Paris did
not start till shortly after eight . When Ashenden had finished his business he
strolled leisurely down to the lake . It was light still and GIULIA LAZZARI 143.
By the light of the shaded candles Ashenden saw that he was deathly pale and
there was a wildness in his eyes that in that cold and composed man was
strangely disconcerting . He poured himself out a glass of water ; his throat was
dry so ...
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This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
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It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review