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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asked Ashenden . He put out all the lamps but the one by the bedside and then
sat down again . He had a longing to smoke . Once more his eyes were held by
those other eyes in which was all that remained alive of that old , old woman .
R . took out his pocket - book and gave the General the note he asked for . Then
to Ashenden : “ What are you going to do ? Wait here ? " " No , " said Ashenden , "
I shall go to the station and read . ” “ You ' d both of you better have a whisky ...
It seemed to Ashenden that Sir Herbert was going into somewhat excessive
detail , and he asked himself whether the friend of whom he was telling a story
that till now seemed to lead no whither was in point of fact himself . He began to
give it ...
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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