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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They arrived at Miss King ' s door and the maid knocked . It was opened by
Monsieur Bridet . He had evidently been roused from his sleep ; he wore slippers
on his bare feet , grey trousers and a frock - coat over his pyjamas . He looked
I ' m afraid you ' re feeling very ill , Miss King . " It seemed to him that a flash of
anger crossed her eyes and Ashenden could not but imagine that she was
exasperated by his futile words . " You do not mind waiting ? " asked the doctor .
He sat by the bedside and again his eyes met Miss King ' s . It was embarrassing
to encounter that unshrinking stare . " Don ' t worry yourself , Miss King . You ' ve
had a slight stroke . I ' m sure your speech will come back to you in a minute .
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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