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This was really an insult to the intelligence . These men were even stupider than
he thought ; but Ashenden had always a soft corner in his heart for the stupid and
now he looked upon them with a feeling of unexpected kindliness . He would ...
And I loved her , I loved her ; oh , words cannot tell you the agony of desire that
burned my heart ; love like that is no pleasure , it is pain , pain , but the exquisite
pain that transcends all pleasure . It is that heavenly anguish that the saints
these qualities for Anastasia Alexandrovna was a woman of character : when she
had a toothache Vladimir Semenovich suffered the agonies of the damned and
when her heart was wrung by the suffering of her unhappy country Vladimir ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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