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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Having an engagement to dance in England she was granted a visa and ” — R .
looked up a date among the papers , — " and on the twenty - fourth of October
last sailed from Rotterdam to Harwich . Since then she has danced in London ...
Ashenden knew from Gustav that the Germans wanted to send someone to
England . He drew a long breath ; if Caypor went he would have to get busy .
When Mrs . Caypor came in to give him his lesson she was dull and listless . She
didn ' t want to go to England , he wanted to stay safely in Switzerland ; Ashenden
knew now what the major had said to him when he went to see him in Berne . He
had got to go or lose his salary . What was it that his wife had said when he ...
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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