Ashenden; Or, The British Agent
Based on the author's experience in the Intelligence Department during the First World War. All stories feature Ashenden, a writer by profession, drawn into the events of war through the undercover intelligence.
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Anastasia Alexandrovna told him to his face that he was a member of the
intelligentsia . Ashenden was quite ready to believe it . He was in a state when he
was ready to believe anything . He was thrilled and excited . It seemed to him that
On it was written Anastasia Alexandrovna ' s address . He introduced him to Mr .
Harrington . It was soon clear that he was pleased with Dr . Egon Orth and so
without further to do he suggested that here was the perfect interpreter for him .
Boris Petrovich was shot this morning , ” said Anastasia Alexandrovna with a
frown . They both looked at Mr . Harrington and he stared at the floor . His pride in
this achievement of his was shattered and he sagged like a pricked balloon .
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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
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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