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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Don ' t be stupid , Mr . Harrington , " cried Anastasia , in a sudden fury , stamping
her foot . “ Don ' t you know that those soldiers might very easily have killed you
and me too , and not one of the bystanders would have raised a finger to help us
Mr . Harrington reddened a little . " She ' s a very fascinating woman , Mr .
Ashenden . She ' s been deeply wronged by her husband and I naturally felt a
great deal of sympathy for her . These Russians are very emotional people and I
did not ...
Mr . Harrington asked Ashenden . " I ' m fed up with them . I ' m fed up with Tolstoi
, I ' m fed up with Turgeniev and Dostoievski , I ' m fed up with Chekov . I ' m fed
up with the Intelligentsia . I hanker after people who know their mind from one ...
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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